Poll: What is the Public Opinion Regarding Undocumented Immigrants?

What is the real opinion of the local population regarding undocumented immigrants?

Why is the current border situation controversial?

Over the past 9 weeks, the US has faced a rather alarming border situation, which is related to a growing number of undocumented immigrants apprehended by border forces, including unaccompanied minors. The surge of illegal border crossings arose due to multiple circumstances, despite the fact that certain opposition groups entirely blame the Biden administration for the current levels of irregular immigration.

For instance, the health crisis caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic paused immigration for a considerable period of time and, at the same time, worsened the pre-existing economic crisis in Central America. Therefore, thousands of people are now fleeing their home countries to seek better opportunities in North America.

Adding to that, former President Donald Trump substantially restricted immigration during his term (2017-2021) and expedited deportations. Therefore, as expected, the change of administrations has also contributed to some extent to the increase in illegal border crossings, although it is not entirely dependent on local policies.

However, it is worth mentioning that the current controversy is not related to immigration in general, but specifically to irregular immigration. In fact, the local population has different opinions regarding how the country’s administration should handle the situation with undocumented immigrants, both those apprehended at the borders, as well as those who managed to cross them and currently reside within the country.

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What is the real opinion of the local population regarding undocumented immigrants?

Opposition groups constantly condemn the Biden administration for the surge of illegal border crossings, stating that “flexible policies” are causing the current situation and hurting the local population.

However, these conjectures rarely have verifiable sources or the support of researchers or experts. In fact, a series of polls have been conducted recently, which, in their vast majority, reveal that the American population does not necessarily agree with the Biden administration’s reaction to the border situation, but that does not mean that it supports strict and restrictive policies, but rather the opposite.

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For instance, a recent poll (April 5-11) conducted by the Pew Research Center to 5,109 people, including Republicans, Democrats and Independents, reveals that:

  • 68% of respondents agree that the Biden administration is not handling the situation at the borders in the best possible way.
  • 69% of respondents say that immigrants currently residing in the US undocumented should have access to legal processes to stay in the country, so long as they meet certain eligibility requirements.
  • 42% of respondents think that undocumented immigrants should have a path to American citizenship and not just legal permanent residence.

Therefore, it is important to know the real opinion of the local population regarding immigration, not to support practices outside the framework of the law, but to stay well informed and, mainly, to follow the right steps during your own immigration journey, always following legal guidelines.

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