Poll: 61% of Americans believe all immigration detrimental to the country

Compared to previous polls on the subject of immigration, this survey commissioned by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney shows a markedly negative attitude by Americans toward all immigration – not just illegal. Sixty-one percent of Americans in the survey believe that "continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States."  The explanations for the turnaround are unconvincing. Bloomberg: The political climate may help account for Americans' immigration fears, says Paul Laudicina, chairman of the Global Business Policy Council, which is a unit of A.T. Kearney. "Given what's going on in the national discourse and the desperate state of national politics ... it makes people vulnerable to jingoistic sloganeering," he said in an interview. A belief that immigration jeopardizes the U.S. was common across age groups, although highest among baby boomers (65 percent) and lowest...(Read Full Post)