As a method of data collection, we sent out surveys to friends, students, and family members of as many different political stances and viewpoints as possible. We received a wide variety of answers, including those from those opposed to the concept of immigration, and some from the immigrants themselves.

What we came to conclude from our responses was that those people who have a more conservative background see immigration not necessarily as a "problem," but as an issue that needs to be addressed, and that the government still has to work on it. As for the contrary, i.e., those who were more liberal-minded, accepted immigration as it is, and thought that the immigration laws are getting out of hand and are conflicting with the natural liberties of a human being.