Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Support Limits on Immigration

A national Quinnipiac university poll released today says American voters support, 48 - 42 percent, "suspending immigration from 'terror prone' regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions."

Quinnipiac University conducted the poll between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9, weeks before President Donald Trump issued the recent executive orders, ordering "new vetting measures" to keep "radical Islamic terrorists" out of the United States.

The orders the president signed last week suspend the U.S.'s refugee program for 120 days and single out Syrian refugees as "detrimental to the interests of the United States," ban the issuance of visas to people from Syria until the president feels the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program's vetting process is strengthened, suspends entry for 90 days for immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen — all Muslim majority nations — and caps the number of refugees from other countries at 50,000 people in fiscal year 2017.  

In response to the presidential orders,  there were several rallies and protests.

Quinnipiac also found that American voters support, 53 - 41 percent, "requiring immigrants from Muslim countries to register with the federal government."

The same survey found that 59 percent of American voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and "eventually apply for U.S. citizenship."

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