Here’s some really bad news for the left. A massive majority of Americans agree with one of the central points of Trump’s entire campaign. People want America’s immigration laws enforced and they don’t like the idea of sanctuary cities which subvert our laws.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities.
The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities.
A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with…
The Harvard–Harris Poll survey found strong support for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, with 77 percent saying they support comprehensive immigration reform against only 23 percent who oppose.
“While there is broad support for comprehensive immigration reform, there is overwhelming opposition to sanctuary cities,” said Harvard–Harris co-director Mark Penn. “The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that’s very clear from the data.”
The finding is one of several in the survey that show Trump has support for some of the controversial immigration proposals that were a hallmark of his campaign.
We sure hope our lawmakers in Washington have seen this poll.
If they want to modernize our immigration system to make legal immigration work better, that’s fine.
But the people want our laws enforced.