August 1, 2021

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly back Trump’s border wall

Despite Democrat protestations to the contrary, a recent Harvard-Harris poll reveals Americans strongly support former President Donald Trump’s border wall, by a three to one margin.

The poll asked, “Do you think that any holes in the border wall with Mexico should be patched or should be left open?” According to Breitbart:

Seventy-three percent of the respondents wanted the government to patch gaps in the wall, while 27 percent opposed such action.

Retaining the existing wall received 79 percent support when respondents were asked: “Should the hundreds of miles of the border wall that have been constructed over the last few years be left in place or dismantled?”

Only 21 percent — or one in five — said the government should come down.

The poll stands in sharp contrast with the actions of President Joe Biden. During his first week in office, the president signed an executive order to halt construction of Trump’s border wall.

The president has enacted additional executive orders to further complicate immigration, including a 100-day temporary ban on most deportations. Border Customs officials have also noted reactivating the Obama administration’s catch-and-release policy regarding illegal immigrants.

Some border states are beginning to take action on their own. The Texas Attorney General sued the government regarding Biden’s 100-day deportation ban, claiming it would create an unsafe situation for the state.

Even some Democrats have begun to push back on Biden’s immigration changes. Immigrants entering without COVID-19 testing and social and economic strains on local communities have been among top concerns.

The poll reveals the vast disconnect between America’s citizens and those in Washington. Our nation strongly desires a secure border, and hopes those behind the fence around the Capitol see the need to provide similar protection to the rest of the nation.

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