Despite around-the-clock condemnation from the mainstream media, celebrities, and liberal politicians, the ICE enforcement actions recently ordered by President Donald Trump enjoy support from a majority of Americans.
According to a poll recently conducted by the Morning Consult and Politico, 51 percent of likely voters support the planned “series of raids to arrest and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants.” The enforcement actions are only opposed by 35 percent.
The federal government has classified 576,000 illegal aliens with final orders of removal as eligible for immediate deportation. The actions, dubbed “Operation Crosscheck” and “Operation Border Resolve” are targeting these illegal aliens.
Other immigration-related findings in the poll revealed that a plurality of Americans (41 percent) believe that United States admits too many refugees, and that a citizenship question should be added to the 2020 census (45 percent). Only 15 percent of likely voters want more refugees admitted into the country, and 37 percent think that a citizenship question should not be added to the upcoming census.
The penalty for living in the United States without authorization is deportation. So when law enforcement officers with ICE conduct missions such as the ones ordered by President Trump, they are simply enforcing duly enacted federal law. This poll simply reveals support for an opinion that really shouldn’t be controversial: that Americans support enforcing the rule of law.