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Majority of Americans Say U.S. Has an Illegal Immigration Crisis

Illegal immigration is a top issue going into the 2024 election, with the majority of Americans saying we are facing an unprecedented crisis.

In a clear rebuke of the media narrative that often tries to downplay the gravity of illegal immigration, a robust majority of Americans, nearly two-thirds according to a recent Axios survey conducted by The Harris Poll, see it as a genuine crisis. This sentiment spans the political spectrum, with over half of Americans, including a substantial number of Democrats and independents, supporting mass deportations of illegal immigrants.

The poll starkly illustrates the deep concern Americans have over the integrity of our borders under Biden’s administration. Since his inauguration in 2021, an astonishing 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border. This figure exceeds the population of 36 individual U.S. states, spotlighting the administration’s role in exacerbating the crisis. The public’s frustration is palpable, with 32% pinpointing the Biden administration as chiefly responsible for the ongoing border debacle.

These results are a clear message to politicians, particularly to Biden, whose attempts to shift blame to former President Donald Trump are falling flat. Furthermore, the public’s concerns are not limited to mere numbers; they are profoundly affected by the ramifications of unchecked immigration, including heightened crime rates, increased public expenditure, and potential threats to national security. Despite general support for expanding legal immigration pathways and protecting legitimate asylum seekers, the overarching demand is for immediate and effective enforcement of our immigration laws.

This poll is a glaring wake-up call to the White House, signaling its failure to effectively address the mounting discontent over its immigration policies. Shame on Biden for allowing us to reach this dire point. The future of America hangs in the balance, and decisive action is imperative. The ongoing crisis at the border underscores a leadership vacuum and a mishandling of affairs with tangible repercussions for the safety, security, and economic prosperity of American citizens. As the debate rages on, it becomes ever more evident that bold, resolute measures are necessary to reclaim sovereignty over our borders and rebuild trust in our immigration apparatus.

As we edge closer to the November elections, make no mistake: illegal immigration will be front and center in the minds of voters.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.