Immigration is good, Americans say

Despite the angry nativists squawking, U.S. residents have positive views of both legal and illegal immigration

Despite rhetoric from the extremely vocal anti-immigration contingent that’s been riled up by President Trump in the wake of his administration’s blanket policy of separating migrant children from their parents—a policy that began in April and was shut down last week—a large majority of Americans support immigration. Here are the results of a recent Gallup poll, broken down by the categories of “immigration” and “legal immigration.”