Poll: 72 Percent Of Hispanics Want Merit-Based Immigration Over Chain Migration

While Democratic politicians have attacked President Trump as racist for his plan to move America away from a family-based chain migration system and towards a merit-based immigration system, it turns out that Hispanic voters agree with the president.

Just under three-quarters of Hispanic voters say that America’s immigration system should be merit-based rather than family-based, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.

The survey found that 72 percent of Hispanic voters say immigration policy “should be based on a person’s ability to contribute to America as measured by their education and skills,” rather than “based on a person having relatives in the U.S.”

Just 28 percent said that immigration should be family-based. The poll also found that 81 percent of Hispanic voters say they prefer a secure border over “basically open borders.”

The poll’s findings are bad news for Democrats who have sought to portray President Trump as racist for his immigration proposals.

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