WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — With the United States having just experienced a record 302,000+ Illegal Immigrant Border Crossings at the U.S.-Mexico Border during the month of December alone – and with an increasing number of cities across the nation calling on the Biden White House to either stop the influx or pay for the local costs of dealing with crisis – a significant 63% majority of American Adult Residents, the highest percentage seen yet in polls, now say President Biden “should be tougher” on immigrants trying to cross the border, up from 53% in September.
Voters overwhelmingly oppose providing housing, other services for the illegal immigrants in their local areas
With a total of 75% of Americans saying the border situation is in "a crisis" or is "very serious" – the change in sentiment is being driven primarily by Democrat and Independent Voters.
The new CBS News/YouGov Poll found that 68% of respondents "disapprove" of the way Mr. Biden is handling the crisis.
As a result, Biden's "approval" on handing the U.S.-Mexico Border has also dropped, and his "approval" on handling immigration in general is at an all-time low.The newest CBS News/YouGov Poll released Sunday found that:
- 45% of Americans call the situation a “crisis”
- up from 38% in May
- 30% said it is “very serious”
- 18% “somewhat serious,” and just
- 7% “not much of a problem” at all
While Americans believe "asylum-seekers" crossing the border illegally should get a hearing, most don't want them to remain in the United States while waiting for their hearings to take place – which are now often scheduled for as much as 3-to-5 years in advance.
Among the issues expressed addressing the local funding of the growing crisis, many Americans expressed concern about the long-term effect the migrants influx will have on American society in the future.
Relatively few think they will make American society better in the long run, while nearly half think they will make it worse.
Meanwhile, reports emerged last week showing that U.S. Customs & Border Protection is on track this month to process the most migrants in the agency's history, with more than 304,000 encounters in a single month.
A bipartisan group of senators is attempting to reach a deal this week on border security policies to attach to a broader $110 billion National Security Bill for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan.
House Republicans are warning they won’t be won over without major concessions from the Biden White on to secure the border.
- The survey was conducted January 3rd-5th among 2,157 U.S. Adult Residents, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8%.