a new poll has revealed that most Americans would like to see more deportations of illegal immigrants and beefed up security along the US-Mexico border.
The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, found that more than 54 percent of American voters reported that more deportations of the country’s 11 to 22 million illegal immigrants was very or somewhat important to them.
Of the Republican voters who were surveyed, 83 percent said that increasing deportation of illegal immigrants is important ahead of next years’ presidential election.
The poll also found that nearly 7 in 10 Americans and over 90 percent of Republican voters think that increased security along the United States’ southern border is very or someone important.
The findings come as the Trump administration has, so far, constructed less than 80 miles of the border wall along the US-Mexico border, despite the president and officials within his administration repeatedly saying that additional wall will be built soon.
For about a year now, President Trump’s administration has pledged that at least 500 miles of the border wall will have been constructed before the November 2020 election. However, it’s looking more and more like that’s going to be an unkept promise.
Similarly, since his presidency began nearly four years ago, Trump has been promising to increase deportations of illegal immigrants. However, Trump’s deportation numbers don’t even match to Obamas.
Under Obama, ICE deportations were greater than 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009-2001, going up as high as 409,849 in 2012 before dropping slightly below 250,000 in the fiscal years of 2015 and 2016.
Under Trump, however, ICE deportations dropped to 226,119 in the fiscal year 2017, then went up to 250,00 in 2018 before they reached a Trump administration high of 282,242 this fiscal year (as of June).
Meanwhile, illegal immigrants continue to impose enormous economic costs on American taxpayers. At the same time they’re ripping country’s social fabric apart thread by thread. If things continue on at this rate, the country will be absolutely recognizable in a several decades.
We needn’t look any further to California as an example.