BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Discussions of illegal immigration and refugee resettlement continue to be two hot-button topics that divide Americans from coast to coast.
But how do most people really feel about these issues? Well, it honestly depends on which polls you believe.
What the Polls Say
When it comes to illegal immigration, a Pew Research Center survey found that a solid majority (72%) of Americans – including 80% of Democrats, 76% of independents and 56% of Republicans – say undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. should be allowed to stay in this country legally if they meet certain requirements. Meanwhile, according to a Gallup Poll, 59% of Americans say they worry “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about illegal immigration.
Concerning resettling refugees in the United States, a Bloomberg Politics poll found that 53% of Americans don’t want to accept any Syrian refugees at all while 11% more would accept only Christian refugees from Syria. Other polls had similar findings. According to a Gallup Poll, 60% oppose accepting Syrian refugees while only 37% favor it.
Upcoming Panel Discussion
On June 6th, The Lowcountry Conservatives in Action (CIA) will take up the two issues during a panel discussion at Ridge Baptist Church in Summerville.
Guest panelists include Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis, Charleston County Sheriff J. Al Cannon, Jr. and Dorchester County Former Sheriff Ray Nash.
Ridge Baptist Church is located at 2168 Ridge Baptist Church Road in Summerville.
The meeting begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m.