New Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Support Building Border Wall, Taking Harsher Anti-Immigration Measures

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A recent survey found that the majority of Americans support a variety of anti-illegal immigration policies, including the construction of a barrier along the southern border, increased deportation of illegal immigrants, and penalties for employers who employ them.

Early in April, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Ipsos conducted a public opinion survey which revealed a substantial partisan rift regarding immigration policy.

However, the majority of respondents hold the view that several steps ought to be implemented to restrict unauthorized immigration.

A mere 54% of the participants expressed support for the ongoing construction of the border wall.

The policy was favored by a mere 28 percent of Democrats and 87 percent of Republicans, the most pronounced partisan divide on the issue.

A significant majority of respondents (65%) expressed the view that deportations should be increased. Among those in agreement were 89 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of independents, and 46 percent of Democrats.

An additional 66 percent of all respondents believed that penalties for companies that employ illicit labor should be increased.

The measure was overwhelmingly supported by the Republican Party (85%), the Democratic Party (48%), and the Independents (67%).

As the poll results are released, the United States is confronted with an unprecedented crisis along its southern border.

A month ago alone, there were nearly 130,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions recorded at the southern frontier.

Under the Democratic incumbent, authorities have documented more than 9.5 million encounters nationwide and an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrant escapes, a significant increase from the 445,000 total reported escapes in 2018, 2019, and 2020 during the tenure of the former president.

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