Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation Of Illegals

1
3758

59% of the overall public support deportation of illegal aliens.  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 30,000 convicted criminal aliens just last year, including 169 with murder convictions.

deportation

The News Investors Reports:

Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side.

The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. “It’s not conservative and it’s not realistic and it does not embrace American values,” said Jeb Bush.

Sen. Lindsey Graham called it “absolute gibberish.”

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea “crackpot” and “morally obscene.”

But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to “literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don’t know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border.”

So what do these folks say about the fact that the majority of Americans back Trump on this?

The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they “support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S.” Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal.

What’s surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory deportation gets majority support in all age groups except 18-24, every income group, among both women and men, at every level of educational achievement, and in rural, urban and suburban regions.

More interesting still is the fact that 64% of independents and 55% of moderates support deportation.

Even among Hispanics, the poll found 40% backed mandatory deportation — although the sample size is too small to make much of that number.

Trump’s other proposals don’t do as well. Just under half the public favors building a wall along the southern border (48%) or an end to automatic citizenship for children born of illegals (46%). But a majority of independents (55%) back building the wall.

What’s going on here?

Isn’t it possible that the recent spate of murders by illegal immigrants has caused people to rethink their fuzzy notions about amnesty and “comprehensive immigration reform”?

The Obama administration itself has admitted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 30,000 convicted criminal aliens just last year, including 169 with murder convictions.

This is not to say we endorse Trump’s mandatory deportation plan, details of which he hasn’t released.

The cost and disruptions of such a plan, both economically and politically, could be enormous. The conservative American Action Forum, for example, figures it would take 20 years and $420 billion to deport the 12 million illegals here now.

But the widespread embrace of this drastic measure shows just how desperate the country has become in the face of the current de facto open border policy.

Politicians who ignore this sea change in attitudes on immigration do so at their own peril.

Photo:  Bing

 

1 COMMENT

  1. “What’s going on here? Isn’t it possible that the recent spate of murders by illegal immigrants has caused people to rethink their fuzzy notions about amnesty and “comprehensive immigration reform”?

    It’s possible the crime wave they bring with them is part of why we agree with Trump’s Immigration and Deportation Plan. As well as Americans being sick and tired of feeding more hungry mouths from around the world. AND all the welfare, free or reduced housing costs, food stamps, they’re ruining our schools by overloading them with foreigners, making tax payers pay for their translators, free medical treatment, reduced college tuition when they shouldn’t even be allowed to be in college if they’re ILLEGAL ALIENS. SICK of ANCHOR BABIES and ANCHOR KIDS. NO way should Americans have to pay for them ever, let along the rest of their lives, Social Security, Tax Refunds when they don’t even pay taxes, they take American jobs, housing, they cause even worse lines at DMV, and no WAY should they be allowed a drivers license, a vehicle, or the biggest concern, they absolutely should NOT be allowed to vote!!!!

    Send ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS, ANCHOR BABIES AND KIDS back to their country then they can eventually return under due process of the immigration laws, and after we’ve approved them if they have a clean criminal record. We should stop all immigration for a few yrs. to let it level out in America first.

    NO Affirmative Action either. It’s unfair to whites and many others. Jobs should be based on ability, responsibility, attitude, etc. not the color of our skin or what sex we are.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here