Americans give Biden a mixed review of immigration and borders

According to a new poll by Yahoo News / YouGov, the majority of Americans oppose President Biden’s response to immigration issues, and overall the situation along the US-Mexico border has deteriorated since Biden took office. I believe you are doing it.

A survey of 1,606 adults in the United States from March 22 to 25 found that 62% of respondents believed there was a “crisis” on the Mexican border. Biden administration officials have recently turned backwards to avoid as they grow up. The number of migrant children detained in federal borders has been subject to national media attention and intense political scrutiny.

President Joe Biden will speak with reporters at the president's first press conference in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021.  (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

President Biden. (Chip Somode Villa / Getty Images)

In most cases, Biden’s approach to immigration seems to be in line with the partisan line, with 79% of respondents who voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020 “strongly” in the current administration’s policies. “I’m against it.” However, Biden’s supporters are not united in support, and many Democratic voters (43%) “somewhat” approve of his actions against immigrants, while “strongly approve.” Only 23% answered.

As a candidate, Biden is the exact opposite of Trump when it comes to immigration and borders, a more humane and welcoming system for the Trump administration’s restrictive and punitive policies, especially for those seeking asylum and other humanitarian protection. I promised to replace it with. Biden began fulfilling his promise shortly after taking office, supporting immigrants when he signed a pile of executive orders to roll back a number of his predecessors’ toughest policies in the first days and weeks at the White House. And praised by progressives.

But recently, the Biden administration has prevented the influx of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the border, unable to respond more quickly, overcrowded at border guard facilities, and detained for long periods of time. Faced with criticism from both sides. Over the past few days, the government has taken steps to increase the number of beds in existing shelters and launch new emergency care facilities, while at the same time safely reintegrating these children with their parents or appropriate sponsors. We are trying to speed up.

Still, a high-ranking border guard official told reporters on Friday that one day he was “arresting more people than could be released from border guard detention.”

Sandra Lebororio, an immigrant asylum seeker from Guatemala who was airlifted from Brownsville to El Paso, Texas and deported from the United States, was near the Paso del Norte International Border Bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on March 16, 2021. Carry my daughter. Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters)

Sandra Lebororio, an immigrant asylum seeker from Guatemala who was airborne from Brownsville, Texas to El Paso, Texas, was deported from the United States near the Paso del Norte International Border Bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on March 16. Carry my daughter. (Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters)

At his first formal press conference at the White House this week, Biden admitted that the current detention of thousands of children at the border is “totally unacceptable.” However, his administration is unaccompanied at the border, despite continuing to expel most other migrants, including family members, under the Trump-era emergency public health order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He defended his decision not to drive out minors. Spread of COVID-19.

“Only children can’t let us sit on the other side of the Rio Grande without help,” Biden said Thursday. “With the exception of Trump, the previous administration hasn’t done that either. I’m not going to do it, I’m not going to do it.”

Despite general disapproval of Biden’s response to border conditions, the latest Yahoo News / YouGov poll found that 43% of respondents actually agreed with Biden’s position on unaccompanied minors. I found out that I was doing it. Parent or guardian.

Opinion polls also revealed that Biden’s approval rate has risen to 53% in recent weeks, up 3 points from mid-February and 8 points from the January inauguration, despite border conditions. ..


The Yahoo News survey was conducted by YouGov using a national representative sample of 1,556 US adults interviewed online from March 23 to March. 25. This sample is weighted based on gender, age, race, education, and 2020 presidential (or non-voting) and voter registration status based on the American Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau. Respondents were selected by YouGov’s opt-in panel to represent all US adults. The margin of error is about 2.7%.


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