The prestigious polling firm Morning Consult recently published the results of an important opinion study based on surveys conducted among various sectors of the population, which revealed that most of those polled do not support President Joe Biden’s new immigration measures.
The Morning Consult poll was conducted between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7, when Biden had already signed 28 executive orders, among them referring to changes in immigration policies aimed at relaxing border controls and removing power and autonomy from the police forces in charge of immigration controls, such as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Of the 28 executive orders imposed by President Biden, according to the survey results, the five actions that received the most rejection have to do precisely with immigration measures.
One of the controversial measures increases to 125,000 the number of refugees that the country will receive annually. The results show that among Republicans 76% of voters “strongly oppose” the measure making it one of the most unpopular measures of the new administration.
Approximately the same proportion also strongly opposed Biden’s decision to put an end to the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico, an action initiated by former President Trump and with excellent proven results. Something similar happened with the measure developed by the Trump administration to ban immigration and travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.
Biden’s order that will include illegal aliens in the U.S. census for the purpose of determining how many congressional seats each state receives is the second most unpopular—nearly 70% of Republicans reject it.
Another well-known pollster, Rasmussen Reports, in a similar study reported on Feb. 9 indicated that following measures implemented by President Joe Biden, 50% of Likely U.S. Voters feel the government is doing too little to reduce illegal border crossings. While only 21% rate the level of action as about right.
The poll found, “voters are looking for tighter immigration enforcement by the incoming Biden administration.” The poll, which has been conducted every week since December 2019, indicates that now more than at any time in the past two years, voters support immigration restrictions across the board.