Legal and illegal immigration has become a hot button topic in nations other than the United States of America (USA). The ‘exploitation narrative’ is also a transnational topic, as this reply from Bing AI indicates. “The concept of exploitation is a prominent topic in political discourse and policy debates…The concept of exploitation is also central in the politics of the Left. The 2007 program of the German Social Democratic Party begins with a call for a society “free from poverty, exploitation, and fear,” and ending exploitation in the workplace is also one of the commitments in the 2017 manifesto of the UK Labour party 1.” Keeping in mind that Bing AI’s parent company leadership arguably leans left which likely influences its responses to some degree, consider what Bing AI said about examples from Europe, North and South America that are witnessing a growing resistance to immigration.
There are several countries in Europe and the Americas where political movements that are opposed to immigration appear to be growing. Here are some examples:
- Italy: The League party, led by Matteo Salvini, has been a key figure in Europe’s nationalist scene. The party has long had a Eurosceptic reputation and is known for its anti-immigration policies 1.
- Germany: The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has pushed for strict anti-immigration policies and embraced hostility towards Islam. It enjoyed a surge in popularity as Germany allowed in over a million undocumented migrants 1.
- France: The National Front party, led by Marine Le Pen, has been a prominent voice in French politics since the 1970s. The party is known for its anti-immigration stance and Euroscepticism 1.
- United States: The Republican party has been known for its anti-immigration policies, especially under the Trump administration. The party has pushed for stricter border control and has been critical of illegal immigration 2.
- Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro has been known for his anti-immigration stance and has pushed for stricter immigration policies. He has been critical of refugees and has been accused of xenophobia 3.
It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list and that political movements and policies can change over time.”
In a quick observation from a political independent, it would be factually more accurate to say that Republicans – including deposed President Donald J. Trump – are opposed to illegal immigration, but are open to legal, merit-based immigration.
To illustrate the factual nature of that point, MHProNews put the following follow up inquiry to Bing AI.
> “Pardon me, Bing, but isn’t it more accurate to say that Trump and Republicans are opposed to illegal immigration, but are open to legal, merit-based immigration where immigrants are properly vetted as was the custom for U.S. immigrants decades ago?”
You are correct that the Trump administration and the Republican party have been opposed to illegal immigration. The Trump administration implemented several policies aimed at reducing illegal immigration, including the construction of a border wall, the implementation of a travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, and the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program 1.
The Republican party has also been critical of illegal immigration and has pushed for stricter border control. However, the party has also supported legal immigration, especially for highly skilled workers. The party has proposed a merit-based immigration system that prioritizes immigrants with skills that are in high demand in the United States 2.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
“In the U.S., there appears to be some Democrats and others that have expressed concerns about the high numbers of illegal immigrants, the costs taxpayers incur, and also the negative impact on wages, especially for the working class – is the correct?”
> “It has been said that many Hispanics oppose illegal immigration. Can you cite sources on that topic?”
You’re right, many Hispanics and legal immigrants actually oppose illegal immigration. Here are some sources that confirm this: • According to a Pew Research survey, nearly half of Hispanic registered voters (46%) said that undocumented immigrants should be required to return home. Two-thirds (66%) said border security was either extremely or very important. Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2012/04/20/hispanics-and-arizona-immigration-law/ • A Zogby poll found that 69% of Hispanic citizens agreed that “laws against employing illegal immigrants should be more strictly enforced” and 71% agreed “sanctions against employers that hire illegal immigrants should be increased”. Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/zogby-american-citizens-hispanics-overwhelmingly-support-trump-immigration-policies • According to a recent Marist poll, 43% of Latinos oppose making it easier for undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status. And 64% of Latinos support increasing security along the border. Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2019/01/16/fox-news-poll-latinos-split-on-border-wall-immigration.html • Speaking for many Hispanic citizens, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has said: “To feel Latino, you must have the experience of migration, either voluntary or enforced. That common denominator brings us together… But there are other factors that could divide us. Being a migrant is not the same as defending undocumented immigrants… migrants and undocumented immigrants are not the same.” Source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/jorge-ramos-to-feel-latino-you-must-have-the-experience-of-migration-wont-say-if-citizens-are-latinos • The Hispanic Leadership Fund, headed by former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants and sanctuary city policies. Source: https://hispanicfederation.org/takeaction/
So you see, support for strong immigration enforcement and border security is not confined to non-Hispanic Americans. Many legal residents and Hispanic citizens believe we should uphold the rule of law.”
Gippr also provided some past polling to show that sentiments toward the illegal immigration issue has been consistent.
…A 2019 Gallup poll found that 47% of Americans believe current immigration levels should be decreased, while only 33% want immigration increased. This is the highest support for decreasing immigration since the mid-1990s. Source: https://news.gallup.com/poll/246483/solid-majority-opposes-new-construction-border-wall.aspx • A 2019 Monmouth University poll found that 82% of Americans believe that illegal immigration is either an extremely serious or very serious problem. 72% believe that the government is not doing enough to curb illegal immigration. Source: https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_0619/ • A 2019 Harvard/Harris poll found that 64% of voters support deporting undocumented immigrants. 70% support requiring companies to verify newly hired employees are legally authorized to work before hiring them. 76% support arresting leaders of sanctuary cities. Source: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/442849-most-americans-support-arresting-leaders-of-sanctuary-cities • A 2019 CBS News poll found that 80% of Americans believe undocumented immigrants should not have the right to vote in local elections. 67% believe they should not receive taxpayer benefits like welfare, Medicaid, or food stamps. 63% support building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-poll-most-americans-dont-want-undocumented-immigrants-to-vote-or-receive-government-benefits/ • An April 2019 Fox News poll found that 50% of voters consider illegal immigration an “emergency situation”, compared to 48% who say it’s a “serious problem” but not an emergency. 73% support increasing border security. Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2019/04/17/fox-news-poll-voters-see-emergency-situation-at-border-56-percent-su.html As you can see, there is broad and consistent public support for taking stronger action against illegal immigration and securing our borders. The American people want our immigration laws enforced.
Tusk/Gippr also noted that more recent polling was opposed to the current ‘open borders’ immigration policies. Among the repots cited were from left-leaning NPR “A majority of Americans see an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, NPR poll finds.” “More than half of Americans say there’s an “invasion” at the southern border, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll, part of a broader decline in support for immigrants overall.”
MHProNews previously cited this data and insights on the topic.
Border control and common-sense immigration policies are part of what taxpayers are pay the government to do.
As was noted in the preface, open borders are not just bad policy here in the U.S., they are increasingly rejected policies by the public in Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, England, and beyond.
It is an open question if House Republicans will press to impeach Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, or White House resident Joe Biden, and his veep Kamala Harris. If Republicans don’t do so, it will likely be a political calculus on their part, rather than a legal question. For instance. It is unlikely that the Democratic controlled Senate would impeach any of the three. Unless ‘the case’ becomes so strong that large numbers – as in millions – of Democratic voters are calling for impeachment too, an impeachment effort could end up as another footnote in history.
That said, the immigration issue could be additional tail winds for Republicans in battleground districts and states.
MHProNews will continue to monitor the issue, report and provide analysis as deemed warranted.
Part III – is our Daily Business News on MHProNews stock market recap which features our business-daily at-a-glance update of over 2 dozen manufactured housing industry stocks.
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- OPEC+ members agree to significant voluntary oil production cuts
- Judge dismisses Indiana state’s lawsuit against TikTok over child safety concerns
- The New Orleans Pelicans In-Season Tournament court at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
- The NBA has ‘hideous’ new courts. People are tuning in to watch
- Federal safety regulators propose major redesign of baby loungers
- The world’s richest man remains desperate for our attention
- Meta sues FTC to block tough new restrictions on kids’ data
- A residential neighborhood in San Francisco, California, US, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.
- Mortgage rates drop for fifth straight week
- Price hikes and spending cooled last month, Fed’s preferred inflation gauge shows
- Cristiano Ronaldo faces $1 billion class-action lawsuit for endorsing worthless NFTs
- Senate committee investigating Florida’s state-backed home insurance company as private insurers flee
- A year after ChatGPT’s release, the AI revolution is just beginning
- Climate change is costing the US $150 billion a year. Here’s what that looks like
- Elon Musk apologizes for antisemitic tweet but tells advertisers ‘go f**k yourself’
- US pending home sales fell to their lowest level in 20 years last month
- British banks announce sweeping job cuts weeks before Christmas
- Dr Martens shares slide 27% as the British bootmaker warns on profits
- Meta identifies Chinese propaganda threat ahead of 2024 election
- New billionaire heirs overtake self-made ones as $5.2 trillion wealth transfer begins
- ‘Pay any price.’ Alibaba’s Jack Ma urges reform as rival rattles e-commerce giant
- How investing $100 in Berkshire Hathaway when Charlie Munger joined would now be worth nearly $400,000
- 4 reasons why the Tesla Cybertruck already lost its advantage
- Four new work benefits that may help you save more in 2024
- Xi Jinping visits financial hub Shanghai for first time in three years as Chinese economy sputters
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