Gallop Poll CEO: ‘Forty-Two Million Seekers of Citizenship or Asylum are Watching to Determine exactly When and How to Make the Move’ to the US
The chairman and CEO at Gallup has found that 42 million Latin Americans, and 158 million people worldwide, currently want or plan to migrate to the United States.
Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO at Gallup, asserted his findings based on the results of the company’s global migration survey.
In his commentary about the organization’s findings, Clifton asked, “what if there were 42 million at the border?”
“Gallup asked the whole population of Latin America. There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them, ‘Would you like to move to another country permanently if you could?’,” Clifton explained.
They found that a whopping 27% of the 450 million adults that live in the region said “yes.”
“Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move,” Clifton wrote. “This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S.”
President Donald Trump responded to the poll on Twitter on Sunday, saying that it would be a disaster and declaring, once again,that we need a wall now.
Gallup Poll: “Open Borders will potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans.” This would be a disaster for the U.S. We need the Wall now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
“I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!” Trump added in a subsequent tweet.
The Epoch Times reports, “the United States remains the most popular destination for people who want to permanently leave their countries. The second most popular destination, Canada, was more than three times less popular.”