A clear majority of American adults (54%) believe “the United States is experiencing an invasion at the southern border,” and an even larger majority (57%) support bringing back President Donald Trump’s proven solution to end the border crisis.
Considering that the Border Patrol has caught over 2 million migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally just this year and that President Joe Biden has released over 1.3 million of them into the country since he came into office, people concerned are completely justified.
Asked by NPR/Ipsos if “the U.S. is experiencing historic levels of migration, with immigrants flooding southern border towns like never before,” 63% of people said “yes,” including 54% of Democrats.
Over 75% of Republicans agreed with the statement, “The U.S. is experiencing an invasion at the southern border,” as did 46% of independents and 54% of all adults.
Moving to what policies they wanted to see to address the border crisis, “Requiring asylum seekers at the southern U.S. border to remain in Mexico until an immigration court can hear their case” was the most popular policy chosen, with 77% of Republicans, 54% of independents, and 57% of all adults agreeing with the statement.
Trump was not named in the asking of the question, but this is the same policy as Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program, which Biden ended on his first day in office.
“Raising the number of immigrants allowed into the U.S. each year” was the least popular policy chosen, with only 39% of all adults supporting the statement.
It does not appear that Biden cares what his immigration policies are doing to border communities. He has never visited the southern border and has also ignored pleas for federal help from Washington, D.C., and New York City, where migrants bused from Texas have overwhelmed those cities’ housing resources.
Maybe if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent some of his migrant buses to Biden’s Rehoboth Beach vacation home, then the president might begin to care.