Is This Biden’s Goal? New Gallup Report Shows More Than 42 Million People Want to Migrate to America
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton recently published a blog post that took a closer look at the potential migration that has many Americans worried at the moment. “There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them if they would like to move to another country permanently if they could.
A whopping 27% said “yes.”…
Of those who want to leave their country permanently, 35% — or 42 million — said they want to go to the United States,” Clifton shares.
Some may view this as an attempt to put pressure on the Biden administration. Their current actions definitely deserve a fair amount of scrutiny. However, there is one aspect of this data that needs to be questioned, though. This type of post was also written back in 2019.
In other words, this problem is far from new. The data that he is drawing from is taken from an international survey that took place between 2015 and 2017. Clifton gets more in-depth during the piece and the numbers are sure to alarm a sizable number of people.
“Results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with 453,122 adults, aged 15 and older, in 152 countries from 2015 to 2017. The 152 countries surveyed represent about 99% of the world’s adult population. For most countries, aggregated sample sizes (across multiple years of surveys) range between 1,000 and 4,000 interviews.
As with any survey-based estimate, the indexes reported in this article have corresponding margins of error, calculated using the Standard Error of the index. Sample size, size of the country and range in population projection weights affect the margin of error of the indexes.
All scores are relative to a country’s population size, and this should be kept in mind when interpreting results. For example, the PNMI for the U.S. is estimated at +46%, meaning if all adults who desire to move in and out of the country did so, the adult population would increase by 46%. With the margin of error at the 95% confidence level, this estimate ranges from 50% to 42%,” Gallup shares.
The map that is provided on the site also includes a closer look at the countries that people are looking to move into (and away from). Central America and South America are the locations that people are most willing to leave. This is why we have so many migrant waves at the southern border on a yearly basis. It’s a problem that persists, no matter who is president.
That does not mean that we are going to be forced to turn away tens of millions of people per year. That’s not a fair estimate that anyone needs to be fretting over. On the other hand, even Joe Biden seems to be sweating it out at the moment. If you remember, he said back in December that changing policies too quickly might cause a rush of at least 2 million migrants over the course of the next year.
According to current estimates, the initial 2 million number may be met. The economy in America is already struggling heavily and we are not sure how we can possibly absorb the entry of millions of new unskilled workers. These are the concerns that the liberals are never willing to address. They just want an open door policy without any sort of rhyme or reason.
To be fair, we totally understand the humanitarian impulses that people have. Everyone does. The idea that conservative equals cruel is a huge misnomer. “In addition to finding a solution for the thousands of migrants currently at the border, let’s include the bigger, harder question — what about all of those who would like to come?” the Gallup CEO has asked.
To piggyback on his point, there are millions of people living in these countries who are waiting to see how this situation is handled. The future of the American economy may very well depend on how we are able to handle the current state of affairs. The whole world is looking in our direction.