Midterms Exit Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Hispanic Americans Support Mandatory E-Verify to Stop Illegal Alien Hiring

Businessman Chris Barbee holds up a copy of instructions for the E-Verify system at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Barbee explained to senators that the electronic process to verify a potential workers citizenship was straightforward and simple to use.
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Nearly 6-in-10 Hispanic American voters in the midterm elections this month say they support mandatory E-Verify, which is designed to prevent U.S. businesses from hiring illegal aliens over American citizens.

Exit polling conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reveals the vast and widespread support among all Americans for nationwide mandatory E-Verify.

Overall, a total of nearly 75 percent of U.S. voters in the midterms say they support mandatory E-Verify to prevent illegal immigration. This includes nearly 55 percent of Democrats, more than 90 percent of Republicans, and nearly 80 percent of Independent voters who support mandatory E-Verify.

Across all demographic groups, mandatory E-Verify enjoys majority support. More than 80 percent of white Americans, nearly 74 percent of Asian Americans, 58 percent of Hispanic Americans, and nearly 53 percent of black Americans support the implementation of mandatory E-Verify to shore up jobs for American citizens.

Immigration experts have routinely called on the current Republican-controlled Congress to support nationwide mandatory E-Verify, saying such implementation would drastically cut down illegal immigration to the country.

Business-first and establishment Republicans, House and Senate Democrats, the open borders lobby, and the Business Roundtable, however, have blocked mandatory E-Verify from becoming law despite its widespread support.

The implementation of mandatory E-Verify, coupled with a reduction to legal immigration levels, would stabilize the U.S. population,which is currently expected to hit record growth levels if mass immigration to the country continues.

Should illegal and legal immigration levels continue, the U.S. population will hit an unprecedented 404 million residents by 2060. The current legal immigration system would be responsible for importing 75 million new immigrants in the next four decades.

Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder


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