Two new polls will provide new ammunition for critics of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty policies and supporters of lower immigration levels.
The new GOP-led Congress "has the green light to defund President Obama's executive actions, especially his bid to grant worker amnesty" to millions of illegal immigrants, the Washington Examiner reported
in summarizing the results of a new poll released Thursday by Paragon Insights.
By 58 percent to 36 percent, registered voters oppose President Obama's executive action permitting millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States, according to the poll.
It also found that 53 percent of voters
back Republican efforts to defund Obama's executive order to that effect, and that more than 70 percent of respondents support congressional passage of new legislation strengthening laws making it illegal for U.S. firms to hire illegal immigrants.
The poll was conducted between Jan. 22 and Jan. 25 among a national sample of 1,593 registered voters.
According to a new Gallup Poll,
60 percent of adults said they are dissatisfied with current immigration levels, while 33 percent said they were satisfied.
Of those who were dissatisfied, 39 percent said immigration levels were too high, while only 7 percent said they were too low. The remaining 14 percent said they were dissatisfied with current immigration levels but did not specify whether they wanted them increased or decreased.
Adults are split along party lines, with 84 percent of Republicans saying they are dissatisfied, a substantial increase over the 65 percent expressing dissatisfaction last year.
Forty-four percent of Democrats feel dissatisfied — up 8 points over the previous year.
The poll was conducted from Jan. 5-8 with a sample of 804 adults.
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