Poll: 80 Percent Say Illegal Immigration a “Crisis” or “Serious Problem”
A vast majority of Americans agree that illegal immigration at the U.S. southern border has become a “crisis” or a “serious problem,” according to the Hill.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released today reveals that 45 percent of respondents say the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is a “serious problem” and 35 percent say it is a “crisis.”
Support for the president’s overall position on illegal immigration has increased to 39 percent–up from 35 percent in 2017.
Seventy-four percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s stance on immigration.
Mark Morgan, who served as U.S. Border Patrol Chief under President Obama, recently described the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border as “the worst in our history.”
Speaking to the Epoch Times, Morgan said warned of the dangerous individuals crossing the border.
“This year already, Border Patrol has apprehended as many gang members so far in the first six months than they did all of last year. That’s a fact. It’s not hyperbole. And we need to make sure we’re being intellectually honest,” he said.
“And that’s just who we’re apprehending,” he continued. “Again, the border is still 60 percent wide open, meaning it doesn’t have enough infrastructure, technology, and personnel. And because anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of Border Patrol resources are being pulled away and dedicated to the humanitarian side, the border is even more wide-open for the cartels to do what? Exploit. To bring drugs, contraband, and bad people in.”