Magazine October 28, 2019, Issue

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President Theodore Roosevelt, c. 1902 (Library of Congress)

Immigration Polling

Ramesh Ponnuru is incorrect when he states that “most polling suggested that only a minority of Americans favor this change,” referring to decreasing the level of legal immigration (“Stuck at the Border,” September 30, 2019). As with many polling results, it seems to depend on how the question is asked. If it is asked with numbers, 1 million/year, 500,000/year, 2 million/year, a substantial majority supports the half million/year level or a smaller number, whereas present legal immigration levels are well above that (the number depending on what visa categories are included).

Dan Koury
Mesa, Ariz.

Ramesh Ponnuru responds: Most of the polling

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