President Trump won the elections despite what many people may be surprised to hear is a pro immigrant bias amongst the electorate. A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center – a non-partisan American ‘fact tank’ (as referred to by them) – has found that Americans are ‘more positive about US immigration than they have been in decades.’ Equally, US citizens are concerned about discrimination toward Muslims. Many survey participants also said they want an America that’s ‘engaged with the world.’
The study’s findings, which are based on telephone interviews with 1,502 adults across the country between November 30 and December 5, 2016, are a far cry from President Donald Trump’s apparent stance on US immigration, who has promised an ‘America First’ approach to the world.
Trump has said he will to get tough on illegal immigration and terrorists, even if that means taking unconstitutional actions like mass deportations and Muslim registries. As reported by workpermit.com he has also at times taken a liberal attitude towards immigrants.
There remain concerns that he may also bring in tougher immigration controls on L1 intra-company transfer visas and H1B specialty worker visas mainly used by Indians. Hopefully, other visas such as the E2 treaty investor visa, E1 treaty trader visa and B1 in lieu of H1B visa will remain unchanged.
The Pew Center report focused on the public perception surrounding Trump’s transition into power and provides a fascinating insight into how Americans view his cabinet appointments, the numerous concerns about his conflict of interests, opinions on the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), and much more.