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Most Americans support mass deportations of illegal immigrants: poll

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A new poll reveals that more than half of Americans, including a significant 42% of Democrats, support mass deportations of illegal immigrants while President Biden’s border issues continue.

According to the Axios Vibes survey by the Harris Poll released on Thursday, 51% of those surveyed said they would back removing undocumented immigrants from the country.

Exclusive Axios poll shows Americans’ support for mass deportations of illegal immigrants and changing citizenship rights

The survey shows that 30% of Democrats and 46% of Republicans now say they would end birthright citizenship. This is a right guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

When Americans were asked about their top concerns regarding illegal immigration, their most frequent responses were:

  • Increased crime rates, drugs, and violence (21%),
  • The additional costs to taxpayers (18%),
  • Risk of terrorism and national security (17%).

The survey also showed that Americans generally support immigration as long as it is legal. It’s “illegal” immigration that’s causing concern for many people.

In the same survey, 32% of respondents indicated that they believe the Biden administration is “most responsible” for the ongoing border crisis affecting the country.

Americans seem to be more receptive to former President Trump’s strict immigration policies, fueled by an unprecedented surge in illegal border crossings and the ongoing messaging campaign by Republicans.

The significance of this poll

Since President Biden took office in 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have encountered over 7 million migrants at the southern border, according to the latest CBP data. This number includes 961,537 encounters in the current fiscal year, NY Post reported.

Biden has repeatedly shifted blame for the border crisis onto former President Trump, arguing that Trump’s decision to derail the Senate’s bipartisan border security bill earlier this year contributed to the current situation.

President Biden is aware that the border crisis could impact his chances for re-election, so he’s tried to turn the narrative around by accusing Trump of undermining the most conservative bipartisan immigration bill in years.

However, Biden hasn’t yet succeeded in changing the public’s view of who is at fault. 32% of those surveyed believe his administration is “most responsible” for the crisis, a higher percentage than for any other political or systemic factor.

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Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor was a TV news producer for 5 and a half years. He is an experienced writer. Brendan covers Breaking News at Insider Paper.

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