There is a new research poll from the Pew Research Center that asked citizens from 27 different countries if they would want more, less, or about as many immigrants coming in as they do now. There was not a single country in which the majority of the people wanted more immigrants.
Now, I know that there are considerably more countries in the world than just 27, so I can’t exactly say that not one country in the world wants more immigration, but of the ones surveyed (including Germany), not one of them wanted more.
According to Pew Research Center: “Across the countries surveyed, a median of 45% say fewer or no immigrants should be allowed to move to their country, while 36% say they want about the same number of immigrants. Just 14% say their countries should allow more immigrants.”
In other words, across all the countries surveyed, 45% said they wanted less or no immigration, 36% were okay with current levels, and only 14% said they wanted more immigration.
I won’t list all 27 countries because that’s not necessary, but some of the important ones to look into are countries like Greece, where 82% said they wanted less or no immigration, 15% about the same number, and only 2% wanted more. That is quite telling of the situation in Greece.
Hungary is similar in that 72% say they want less or no immigration, 22% say they want the same number, and only 2% say they want more. Of European nations, Spain was more evenly split, with 30% wanting less or no immigration, 39% wanting the same number as current levels, and 28% saying they want more.
Of Asian nations, Indonesia most strongly did not want more immigration, with 54% saying they want less or no immigration, 31% saying they want the same number and only 8% saying they want more.
In Japan, it’s a little more interesting. Only 13% say they want less or no immigration compared to 23% who say they want more immigration. That’s the only country where there are more people who want more immigration than there are people who want less or no immigration. However, a vast majority, 58%, say they want current levels, so that still means the majority does not want more immigration. And I can understand why there are more people who want more immigrants than there are those who want less because their birth rates have been on a dive for decades now and need a solution. Immigration could provide such a solution.
Israel stood at 73% wanting less or no immigration, 15% wanting current levels and 9% wanting more immigration. This makes sense considering the constant danger they are under thanks to Hamas (and shame on the U.N. for not even condemning their terrorist attacks. I mean, seriously, not even condemn them? If they don’t want to do anything about it, that’s bad, but they won’t even acknowledge the terror Hamas causes? That’s even worse).
At any rate, Russia also overwhelmingly wants less immigration, with 67% saying so, while 23% say they want current levels and only 7% want more.
As far as the U.S. goes, it’s a little bit closer. 29% say they want less or no immigration, with 44% saying they want the same numbers, and 24% saying they want more. Still a majority of wanting less or the same, but closer than I’d like.
Now, according to Breitbart, “When Americans get to choose how many immigrants they want added a year to the U.S. population, about 6-in-10 favor a national immigration policy that admits anywhere between 500,000 to zero immigrants a year.” This is important to note because the U.S. takes in about 1.5 million legal immigrants a year, so 60% say they would want to drop those numbers by more than a million. Of course, that poll was from early 2018, so I do not know if there has been much of a change (and I would expect at least some), but still.
Now, here’s the thing. The Pew Research Center did not specify whether or not they are talking about legal or illegal immigrants, which makes a world of difference. I think Pew is largely talking about immigration in general, legal or illegal, so it’s hard to discern how many citizens in each country surveyed supported less legal or illegal immigration, but I suppose that doesn’t matter all too much.
Most people either want less or current levels of immigration. This still indicates that people largely reject mass immigration plans like the U.N.’s “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” which would really be anything but. It would not be safe and would definitely not be orderly. And unfortunately, it definitely would be regular.
But returning to the poll numbers and not discerning between legal or illegal immigration, I would personally be okay with current levels of LEGAL immigration. In my opinion, if you pay your dues, wait your time, and go through the process the right way, there really should not be any reason to deny you access into the country. Such a process tends to include vetting to make sure the country does not allow someone with a criminal past or gang affiliation to enter the country. As long as there are no problems there, I see no reason to deny anyone entry into the country through legal means.
Of course, I could be biased considering I was once a legal immigrant (and now naturalized American) myself, but I feel that this is a sound and logical argument.
However, the kind of immigration reduction I want here is illegal immigration. I want a wall at the southern border and I still believe Trump can do just that.
So if I were asked the same question by Pew Research Center, I suppose I would answer that I’m okay with current levels, unless it is specified that it includes illegal immigrants. If it does include illegals, then I would definitely want less immigration (not zero immigration altogether, but significantly less. Zero illegal immigrants).
So that is the biggest problem I have with the Pew Research Center on this. They do not specify. They ask if people want more, less, none or same numbers of immigration. They don’t specify regarding legal or illegal immigration.
And that’s something that really bothers me. Honestly, every time a Leftist cries over the “poor immigrants” at the border, I get ticked off. There is a very clear difference between a legal and an illegal immigrant and whenever the Left IGNORES that difference, it annoys me to no end.
I am a LEGAL immigrant (well, a U.S. citizen now, but you get my point). Me and my family went through the process the exact right way, paying our dues, waiting our time, doing everything by the book. So I dare any Leftist lunatic to rope me in with an illegal. We are not the same.
My family loves this country. Illegals want to take advantage of her, coming in, taking government paychecks, and illegally voting for people who will implement the same disastrous policies that plundered their countries of origin. I wonder where they would go if America fell to socialism and it were virtually no different from other Socialist Latin American countries.
I just hope we never get to that situation. But returning to the poll, it does tell me something in particular: most people reject the globalists’ dream of mass migration.
Globalists foolishly believe everyone agrees with them, or at least a vast majority do, with a few odd-jobs disagreeing for no good reason apart from their supposed racism and bigotry. Reality is far different. On the issue of immigration, they are soundly rejected. And in France, they are also being rejected on climate change policy, to some extent.
Of course, there’s not a single globalist that could care even a little. Like I said in the article discussing France’s own rejection of immigration, globalists are not held accountable for the chaos they sow. They answer to no one but themselves. 99.999% of the world could hate them and they couldn’t care less, with the 0.001% being themselves.
They are not elected representatives. They are global communists. Still, I am definitely glad to see many of these countries rejecting an influx of immigration as much as they do.
Again, it also comes down to legal or illegal immigration, but the rejection of mass migration comes along with these results all-the-same.
Now, the Pew poll also talks about emigration, where people leave those countries, and people also think that’s a problem, but it largely has to do with the fact that emigration happens largely in regards to jobs aka outsourcing and things like that. Not really a part of the conversation for this article, but I felt it was important to note if you were looking into the actual poll.
But that is entirely a tangent that has pretty much nothing to do with the topic of this article. Like I said, I am glad to see such numbers, and I completely understand why the Japanese would be more willing to increase immigration than to reduce it.
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