More than half of Americans say Biden needs to crack down on illegal immigration

More than half of American adults want President Joe Biden to have a tougher policy on illegal immigration at the US-Mexico border, a new poll finds.

The CBS News/YouGov poll finds 52% of Americans say Biden “should be tougher” on cross-border commuters and illegal aliens on the southern border, while just 2 in 10 say he “should be easier.” About 27% say Biden is “handling things right” at the border.

Of the more than half of Americans who want Biden to be tougher on illegal immigration, 86% are Republicans and 52% are swing voters. Likewise, nearly 3 in 10 Democratic voters want Biden to crack down on illegal immigration.

CBS News/YouGov Poll

CBS News/YouGov Poll

CBS News/YouGov Poll

Americans hold Biden’s handling of immigration issues in very low regard, the poll found. About 62% of Americans disapprove of its immigration policy so far.

When asked what U.S. policy should be when commuters and illegal aliens cross the border, about 4 in 10 Americans — including 66% Republicans and 41% Swing voters — said they wanted see immediate evictions.

Meanwhile, 6 in 10 Americans, including 82% Democrats and 59% swing voters, said they want cross-border commuters and illegal aliens “to have a chance to sue in the United States for determine whether or not they can stay”. .”

The poll left out a crucial question, whether Americans support or oppose the release of cross-border commuters and illegal aliens inside the United States pending the results of those legal proceedings. This Catch and Release network has become Biden’s official border policy where hundreds of thousands are released into American communities every few months.

When previously asked this question in a November 2021 Harvard/Harris poll, less than 3 in 10 Americans said they support Biden’s extensive Catch and Release network. More than 7 in 10 people said border commuters and illegal aliens should be immediately “deported to Mexico.”

The poll comes as Biden officials prepare for a “mass migration event” where they expect around 500,000 cross-border commuters and illegal aliens to arrive each month following the end of the authority of title 42 public health at the border. This is a foreign population the size of Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2021, Biden welcomed more than two million border commuters and illegal aliens — a foreign population nearly the size of Houston, Texas.

The CBS News/YouGov poll polled more than 2,000 American adults from April 5 through April 8. The margin of error is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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