Poll: 77% Say Illegal Immigration Is Either a 'Crisis' or a 'Problem'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 18, 2019 | 4:28 PM EDT

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Three-quarters (77%) of registered voters consider illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border either a “crisis” or a “problem,” a new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows.

While 45% said “The United States is facing a crisis of illegal immigration,” an additional 32% said the nation is “facing a problem of illegal immigration.”

Only 13% said the U.S. “is not facing a problem or crisis with illegal immigration from Mexico.” Ten percent responded, “Don’t Know/No Opinion.”

Likewise, two-thirds (65%) of registered voters said the United States currently allows either too many refugees (41%) or “About the right amount” (24%) of refugees to settle in America.

Only 15% said the U.S. is not allowing enough refugees to settle in the country, while 20% did not provide an opinion.

Regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids to “arrest and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants” who “have outstanding court orders to be removed from the U.S.,” 51% voiced some level of support and 35% opposed the ICE raids:

  • Strongly Support: 32%
  • Somewhat Support: 19%
  • Somewhat Oppose: 14%
  • Strongly Oppose: 21%
  • Don’t Know/No Opinion: 13%

The national poll of 1,984 registered voters was conducted July 12-14, 2019 and comprised of 38% self-identified Democrats, 32% self-identified Independents and 31% self-identified Republicans.


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