According to a monthly Harvard/Harris poll conducted in late June, 51 percent of Americans would like to see a “‘a mass roundup and deportation of illegal immigrants” if Congress fails to address the ongoing border crisis.
So far Trumps two week delay on ICE deportation actions has not resulted in any changes or even attempts to change the immigration laws. It is expected that the removal of those that have already received deportation orders will go forward as scheduled.
On Sunday during an interview on CBS Face The Nation, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said immigration authorities are ready to identify, detain and eventually deport approximately one million undocumented immigrants with pending removal orders. One million does not seem like much when you realize there are an estimated 11-22 million illegal aliens residing in the US.
And the latest poll by The Hill/HarrisX finds that a plurality of American voters said they support criminally prosecuting illegal aliens who cross the nation’s borders illegally into the U.S.
More than 4-in-10 voters, or about 41 percent, said they supported criminal prosecutions for illegal aliens rather than charging them with civil penalties, as multiple 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates have endorsed, including Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand.
The poll comes as 2020 Democrats have made decriminalizing illegal border crossings a central part of their open borders platform. Surging Democrat candidate Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her support for decriminalizing illegal immigration this week.
“I think that the whole notion of criminalizing the approach to coming across the border without documentation is not making anybody any safer,” Warren said. “We just need to be in a different position on this.”
The Democrats’ plan to decriminalize illegal immigration would make it so that the millions of illegal aliens and border crossers who have inundated the nation’s borders over the past decade would be treated as civil violators, rather than being criminally prosecuted. Today, there are roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living throughout the U.S., about half of whom illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
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