Liberals Concerned About Current Levels of Immigration

Liberals Concerned About Current Levels Of Immigration
PFIR in the Media
Monday, June 22, 2009

Progressives for Immigration Reform Chief
Scheduled to Appear on Lou Dobbs Tonight

Tonight, on June 22, 2009, Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform will appear as a guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight. Leah will be discussing the results of PFIR's newly released poll which demonstrates that liberals are concerned about the current levels of immigration into the United States and the harmful effect that current immigration policies are having on U.S. population growth, the environment, and the availability of jobs. The poll was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC in April 2009.
Key findings of the poll revealed:

Sixty seven percent of liberals and progressives felt the level of population growth caused by immigration negatively impacts the quality of life in the United States.

Fifty eight percent felt that the current levels of immigration are harmful to the environment.

Sixty three percent said that current levels of immigration hurts job prospects for American workers.

With regard to undocumented workers already here, the poll revealed that self-identified liberals are split over whether illegal immigrants should be offered an amnesty. Fifty three percent were in support of a pathway to citizenship and forty five percent were opposed.

“The results of this poll demonstrate what many on the political left have known for some time. Immigration is not a partisan issue. There are many progressives and liberals that are concerned about the unintended consequences that large scale immigration has on the environment, economy, and other issues that many liberals are concerned about,” says Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform. “It is time to take this issue off the back burner. We need to talk frankly about the effects of immigration and find solutions that benefit both Americans and the global community.”

For more information please contact: Progressives for Immigration Reform at (202) 543-5325 or