Public Acceptance Of Mass Deportations Is Growing, Per Recent Poll

( — In a new Harris Poll released Thursday April 25, about half the Americans polled indicated they would support mass deportation of illegal immigrants. Surprisingly, this includes 42% of those who were polled and identified as Democrats.

Chairman of The Harris Poll and a former pollster for President Clinton, Mark Penn, commented on how surprising he found the results. He added that he thinks the main takeaway is that Americans want the current administration to get the situation under control.

When asked about their top concerns regarding the huge influx of illegal immigrants, 28% indicated worries about increased crime rates, violence and drugs. About 18% cited the increased cost to taxpayers, and 17% expressed worry about national security and increased risk of terrorism within American borders. Axios claims that the 64% of those polled who believe that illegal immigrants receive more in welfare and benefits than they pay in taxes are mistaken. Worries that 56% had about spiking crime rates being linked to massive illegal immigration were similarly dismissed.

It is easy for Axios to cite statistics of homicide convictions and violent crime rates among various demographics. However, as far as many Americans are concerned, every single violent act committed by a person who is in the country illegally was preventable. Many feel that the current administration has decided that some violence against the current populace is an acceptable trade-off in order to bring as many new people into the country as quickly as possible.

With the November elections looming, many on the left are concerned. The poll shows that 32% of those polled believe the Biden administration is “most responsible” for the border crisis. Many Americans do not seem to be going along with the Democratic narratives that attempt to shift the blame to former president Trump. Americans are generally supportive of legal immigration, and the survey showed that is still true. The polls were conducted online on different days in March and April and included 6,251 U.S. adult respondents.

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