Over Half The Public Say Speed Up Deportations Of Children
The latest poll results show 53 percent of the public favor speeding up the process to deport the over 50,000 unattended children who entered this country illegally. The humanitarian crises has taken its toll on the president's handling of the issue and on how some Americans have changed their position on immigration reform.
With the president's handling of the matter, according to a Pew Research Center study, only 28 percent of Americans approve of President Obama's handling of the 'unaccompanied children' issue, while 56 percent of the public disapprove. Just a few months ago, 73 percent of Americans, including 64 percent of Republicans, supported providing legal status to those kids. This crises has now changed that with Democrats too!
The Republicans have lost support from 64 percent to 54 percent now, and about 81 percent of Democrats who once supported a path to citizenship is down to 77 percent. There has also been a large uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric since this border crises. This crises is providing fodder for talk-radio. On the Midday Magazine with Phil Paleologos, an informal telephone poll taken on July 17 showed the calls were running 80 percent in favor of sending the kids back and not accepting them in Massachusetts, as the president has requested.