It's a sad statement on our current corporate media that they are not infusing the current dialogue with FACTS.
Since the economy is a major argument in the case against immigration (Illegal or Legal) then polls soliciting the opinions of economists are a factor that should not be overlooked in the debate about closing our borders and lowering the numbers of immigrants we will allow in.
Survey of Top Economists
These are the full poll results:
On balance, what effect has 20th-century immigration had on the
nation's economic growth?
Very favorable 80
Slightly favorable 20
Slightly unfavorable --
Very unfavorable --
Don't know --
What level of immigration would have the most favorable impact on
the U.S. standard of living?
Same number 30
Don't know 7
Do you feel that recent immigrants are qualitatively different in
economic terms than immigrants in past years?
More negative impact 11
About the same impact 76
More positive impact 4
Don't know 9
What impact does illegal immigration in its current magnitude
have on the U.S. economy?
Illegals have a positive impact 74
Illegals have a neutral impact 11
Illegals have a negative impact 11
Don't know 4