Under President Joe Biden’s watch, Americans are suffering through a crisis at the U.S. southern border.
The President dumped the problem into the lap of his Vice President Kamala Harris.
But now Harris is a nervous wreck after finding out most Americans’ attitudes on immigration.
A crisis on the U.S. southern border
Since President Joe Biden took the oath of office, there have been more than 3.18 million migrant encounters at the southern border alone.
In the first half of 2022, more than two million illegal border crossers had run-ins with border agents.
And that number doesn’t count “got aways” not stopped by immigration enforcement officers.
Got aways are estimated to be somewhere around an additional 800,000 – bringing the total number of illegals entering the United States to around four million under President Biden.
Much like they have month-after-month, southwest border encounters set the single-month record for the month of June – the most recent numbers available at the time of this writing.
Customs and Border Patrol had 207,416 encounters with illegals at the southwest border in June – that represents a 9% percent increase from June 2021 (189,034), and a 527.6% surge from June 2020 (33,049), when Donald Trump was still President of the United States.
The fact is, June was the 16th straight month with more than 150,000 illegal encounters.
Americans don’t want more immigration
A new Gallup poll proves Americans are fed up with Biden’s border crisis – and the feelings are bleeding over to their views on legal immigration – though the poll doesn’t specify legal vs. illegal immigration.
According to the survey, a strong plurality of Americans want to see less immigration in the U.S.
38% of respondents say they want less immigration in America.
Whereas 31% said they are satisfied with the current levels of immigrants allowed into the country.
And only 27% want to expand immigration.
That’s not good news for Border Czar, Vice President Kamala Harris, who wants to be the next President of the United States.
Gallup conducts this same poll every year, and has been doing so for decades now.
This is the first time in eight-years, dating back to 2014, where the plurality of respondents said they favor a decrease in immigration in America.
An election issue?
Immigration ranks in the middle of the pack of top concerns of voters currently in most polling.
However, it still polls strongly given Americans are living through a recession, high inflation, an energy crisis, and a crime wave – all at the same time, and all created by President Biden.
The Biden Administration and the Democrat Party will find out in November if their failings on the border and with immigration in general costs them at the ballot box.