In Coweta County, Georgia, where former President Donald Trump won nearly 70% of the vote in 2020, GOP primary voters will voice their opinions on reducing overall legal immigration to the United States.
Later this month, on May 24, Republican primary voters in Coweta County will head to the polls to vote in the hotly contested race for state governor. In Coweta County, primary voters will also be polled on their opinion of the current rate of legal immigration.
The question on the county ballot reads:
According to federal government statistics, the United States adds more than 1,000,000 new legal immigrants per year on average. Should this number be reduced to 500,000 or less?
Brant Frost, chairman of the Coweta County Republican Party, told Breitbart News the purpose of the question was to understand where GOP voters stand on the issue of legal immigration. The issue is one of the first of its kind to go to a countywide ballot.
“We hope Republican voters in Coweta County send a clear message that we want to put American workers, families and taxpayers first,” Frost said. “We hope to see it on the statewide ballot in 2024.”
Frost is particularly interested in steering elected Republicans away from the donor class and favorite big business lobby talking points that dictate “illegal immigration is bad, legal immigration is good” with no details on the level of support. legal immigration.
“We look forward to great data on how Republican voters feel about meaningful immigration cuts to our country,” Frost said in a statement:
For decades, polls have shown Americans support lowering legal immigration levels but very few Republicans had the courage to introduce legislation. [Emphasis added]
Fortunately, Over the past few years, we’ve seen several pending bills introduced in Congress, from David Perdue and Tom Cotton’s RAISE Act to Marjorie Greene’s excellent legislation, the Protect America First Act – HR 1883 that would put in place a moratorium on immigration for four years. We believe that this type of legislation is supported by the vast majority of Republican primary voters and this election question will help prove it. [Emphasis added]
For decades, more than a million legal immigrants have been issued green cards each year, and another million are issued temporary work visas to take up American jobs. At these historically high levels, the United States is poised to increase the country’s foreign-born population to a total not seen since 1890.
Today’s foreign-born population, driven almost exclusively by legal immigration, stands at 46.2 million – the largest number of immigrants residing in the United States in recorded history. At current levels of legal immigration, the foreign-born population is expected to reach over 69 million by 2060.
As Breitbart News has previously reported, past waves of record immigration levels have been followed by near-moratoriums on immigration.
The country’s last immigration boom – between 1900 and 1920 – was finally met with a halt in immigration. Between 1925 and 1966, annual levels of legal immigration did not exceed 327,000 admissions, a four-decade virtual moratorium that allowed the large influxes of immigrants of previous years to assimilate.
Since major changes were signed into law in 1965 and extended in the 1990s by former President George HW Bush, legal immigration levels have continued to soar for more than five decades.
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