Earlier this week Gallup released its recent polling on American attitudes toward immigration and reported that Americans look less favorably on immigration then they did a year ago. Hat tip: Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Here is the conclusion. (You can see all the results of the polling here.)
Americans have returned to a tougher stance on immigration than has been evident for the past few years. Republicans, in particular, have shifted most strongly toward decreasing immigration, with Democrats and independents moving in the same direction, but to a lesser degree. Thus, as lawmakers consider when and how to pursue immigration reform, they should do so mindful that Americans of all political persuasions are generally more resistant to immigration in broad measure than they were a year ago.
Gallup suggests that the sinking economy has a lot to do with the increasingly negative view of immigration.