By the Numbers: As immigration falls, many Americans want it increased

A new Gallup poll shows that, for the first time, Americans who favor more immigration outnumber those wanting less.
1:18 | 07/02/20

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Now to immigration a federal judge today struck down a trump administration rule that largely prevented central Americans from Seeking Asylum. At the southern border this as a new poll finds that many Americans want more not less immigration to the US we take a closer look by the numbers. 34% of Americans want immigration to the US increase compared to only 28%. We want immigration. This is the first time in the polls 55 year history that Americans who favor more immigration outnumber those wanting less. The -- administration has been restricting green cards and B says now the citizenship and immigration services says it will furlough nearly 70% of its staff. A Lessig gets more funding this further backlogs illegal immigration system. Unauthorized border crossings are also down 21475. Were reported in May a fraction. Of the 144116. In May of 2019. The administration is sending most border crossing his. Back to 191707. In May hundreds controversial fast track deportation policy. And finally we're seeing a shift in demographics 82%. Of migrants apprehended at the southern border. Our Mexican nationals last year the majority came from Central America.

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