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How can I help to bring about positive change in immigration policies?

When you turn on the news, chances are you may see something about immigration. Immigration has become a hot button topic, with the Trump administration almost daily passes new policies and laws to tighten the United States’ stance on immigration. In the midst of all the political pandering and rhetoric on both sides, the views of the American public are getting lost in translation.

A new Gallup poll suggests that Americans do not espouse the same position on immigration that the Trump Administration has adopted. In fact, according to the most recent poll, 75 percent of Americans feel that immigration is good for the country. Further, the majority of those polled oppose the separation of families at the border.

The survey took into account the opinions of 1,500 adults chosen at random during the first two weeks of June. The percentage of those Americans who support immigration is ironically at the highest level it has been since 2001. When asked whether they support legal immigration, those polled whole heartedly agreed 84 percent of the time.

Why Does Such Controversy Swirl Over Immigration?

With such an overwhelming number of Americans in support of lawful immigration, why has immigration become such a controversial political issue? Gallup found that the percentage of Americans who view immigration as a top problem in the nation rose from 10 percent in May to 14 percent in June. Experts examining the issue could speculate that the media is behind the increasing interest in immigration as a whole.

With immigration issues constantly being splattered across the front page news, more Americans are tuning in. Many are concerned by the Trump Administration’s harsh stance on immigration, while others may strengthen their anti-immigrant beliefs further. One thing is certain: our nation is strongly divided over the issue of immigration, but the divide may not be occurring between Democrats and Republicans. If the Gallup Poll is accepted as representative of the nation, the divide is actually largely between the Trump administration and the American public.

Americans concerned by Trump’s new immigration policies and saddened by the policy of separating children from parents at the border should contact their local representatives. Find immigration organizations in your area and volunteer. Donate, sign petitions, and attend a protest. Remember that your voice does matter and change can begin with the actions of just one.

If you should have any questions or need more information about the ways that the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Laws may impact you, your family, your friends or your colleagues, please contact the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Lawyers at the NPZ Law Group – VISASERVE – U.S. Immigration and Nationality Lawyers by e-mailing us at info@visaserve.com or by calling us at 201-670-0006 (x107). You may also visit our Law Firm’s website at www.visaserve.com.