Overwhelming opposition to Biden paying illegal migrants
Category: News & PoliticsVia: texan1211 • 2 months ago • 8 comments
By: Paul Bedard (MSN)
Americans do not need to hear anything more about President Biden's plan to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars to migrant parents that cross the border illegally and were separated from their children during their criminal processing.
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That is because two different polls released today found that nearly 60% are totally against the idea of paying up to $450,000 each in a controversial policy the Biden White House flip-flopped on all last week.
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 57% said that Americans shouldn't pay a cent to those who entered the U.S. illegally with their children and were separated under a Trump-era criminal procedure.
However some 14% said they are open to a check of $50,000-$100,000. Democrats were first in line to OK the payments, said Rasmussen.
In a similar Trafalgar Group survey, 56% oppose the reported $450,000 payments to illegals for their "psychological trauma." That rises to 65% when those with no opinion on the issue are pulled out of the results.
Last week, Biden rejected reports he was eyeing payments of up to $450,000 to illegals. His White House then said that payments might be made. And by the end of the week, Biden had flipped to say that he backs compensation but wouldn't set a price.
In the Trafalgar poll, conducted for Convention of States Action and provided to Secrets, 55% also said that the U.S. - Mexico border should be closed while the administration works on a new immigration plan.
Under President Biden, illegal immigration has reached historic levels and the White House has done little to slow the crossings. This year is expected to experience the most-ever illegal crossings in U.S. history.
The failure to deal with the issue has made it a top concern in the nation and helped to fuel former President Donald Trump's political comeback.
The reports of paying illegal crossers who were separated from their children under Trump has inflamed the issue.
Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action, said, "Halting ridiculous payments to criminals who violated our laws and came here illegally would be a good start, and stopping more of those people from illegally crossing would be another one."
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