Patience is wearing thin.
Skyrocketing crime and ongoing pandemic have forced many Americans to question the validity of Biden’s open border policies.
Only 11% of Americans strongly support Joe Biden’s easy-migration, pro-amnesty immigration policies, according to a poll released this week.
The poll also shows 44% strong opposition to Biden’s policies, even as his deputies push hard to expand the inflow of visa workers and chain-migration migrants in the pending $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Overall, the October 2-4 poll of 1,998 registered voters showed 33%t support and 59% opposition to Biden’s policy of forcing Americans to compete with legal and illegal migrants for jobs and housing.
The poll results are sharply different from the industry-funded, pro-amnesty, rose-tinted push Fake News polls used to promote the pending amnesties in the U.S. Senate.
However, the GOP may choose to miss the political opportunity to win over swing voters with the promise of pro-family, pocketbook immigration reform.
For many years, donor-funded GOP leaders, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. John Katko have downplayed the impact of migration on Americans’ communities. One reason for this policy is to avoid making any campaign promises on immigration that would be opposed by the donors.
Instead, the GOP tries to encourage the turnout of its base voters by spotlighting the non-economic aspects of the migration problem, including crime by migrants, border chaos, and drug smuggling.
Some Republicans, including Rep. Jim Banks, are learning to make an economic argument that will raise support among the critical swing voters.
Americans won’t be distracted, not by the media, or the radical left. We stand for our workers. We stand for law enforcement. We stand for safe communities. We stand for borders. We stand for America.
Many Republicans are following suit, echoing Trump’s economic sentiments about the strain on resources due to mass migration.
Washington Democrats set aside over $100 billion in their reconciliation bill to grant amnesty to over 10 million illegal immigrants, making them eligible for federal benefits and putting them into direct job competition with American workers.
— Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) September 28, 2021
Migration is deeply unpopular because it damages ordinary Americans’ career opportunities, cuts their wages, raises their rents, curbs their productivity, shrinks their political clout, widens regional wealth gaps, and wrecks their democratic, equality-promoting civic culture.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney