A Washington Post/ABC News poll was released last week that showed the majority of American disapprove of President Joe Biden’s response to immigration.
The poll found 51 percent of respondents were unsatisfied with the president’s efforts on immigration, with only 33 percent satisfied with his response.
The poll results were released as more than 180,000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in May. More than 900,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the border since Biden entered office in January.
Biden’s policies have become the most notable reason for the changes at the border. During his first week in office, the president signed an executive order ending construction of Trump’s border wall.
The president also signed an executive order ending most deportations for the first 100 days of his term.
In addition, the Biden administration has ended Trump’s remain in Mexico policy, a move that allowed illegal immigrants from Mexico to remain in their country until an asylum hearing.
The Biden administration has also reinstated the Obama-era catch and release policy. This move allows illegal immigrants who are apprehended to be released until a hearing.
These moves have led border states to implement their own responses. Texas is now vowing to build its own barrier and to arrest those crossing the border to protect its citizens from harm since the Biden administration will not.