Poll: Midterm Voters Support Nationwide Crackdown on U.S. Employers Hiring Illegal Aliens

by JOHN BINDER 5 Dec 2022

Midterm voters, by a wide majority, support a nationwide crackdown on United States employers hiring illegal aliens over American citizens, a recent poll shows.

The Rasmussen Reports/NumbersUSA poll surveyed midterm election voters, finding that 69 percent support the federal government requiring U.S. employers to screen potential hires through the electronic E-Verify system to ensure illegal aliens are not hired for jobs over American citizens and legal immigrants.

Across all racial demographics, a majority said they support nationwide mandatory E-Verify — including 73 percent of Hispanic Americans, 70 percent of black Americans, and 68 percent of white Americans.

Likewise, 69 percent of swing voters said they support Congress passing mandatory E-Verify along with 57 percent of Democrats and 83 percent of Republicans. The labor policy also gets massive support among non-college educated voters, 71 percent, who are the most likely to compete for jobs against illegal aliens.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington, DC, on Thursday, August 4, 2022.(Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) introduced bills this year to mandate E-Verify across the U.S. but the legislation stalled in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees with a lack of support from Democrats and Republicans.

Congressman Mo Brooks speaking with attendees at the 2021 Southern Regional Conference hosted by Turning Point USA at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

In states such as Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sought a statewide mandatory E-Verify law, elected Republicans in the legislature watered down his legislation to provide carve-outs for industries most likely to illegal aliens.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

In general, 65 percent of midterm voters told pollsters that they support policies to prevent employers from hiring illegal aliens for American jobs. This includes 65 percent of Hispanic Americans, 59 percent of black Americans, and 67 percent of white Americans as well as 66 of swing voters and 87 percent of Republicans.

Again, non-college educated voters — the most likely to compete for illegal aliens in the labor market — said by a 69 percent majority that they want to see national policies implemented to crack down on businesses hiring illegal aliens.

President Joe Biden’s administration, on a broad scale, has been utilizing a work-around to funnel border crossers and illegal aliens into American jobs. The policy has allowed at least hundreds of thousands to enter the U.S. labor market in the last two years with work permits approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.

Republicans in Congress, while vowing to back mandatory E-Verify, have yet to offer policy prescriptions to halt the massive influx of border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. labor market on work permits.

While at least seven million illegal aliens hold American jobs today, 11.6 million Americans remain unemployed but wanting full-time jobs and another 3.7 million are underemployed.

The Rasmussen Reports/NumbersUSA poll surveyed more than 1,700 voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

Poll: Midterm Voters Support Nationwide Crackdown on U.S. Employers Hiring Illegal Aliens (breitbart.com)