A new nationwide poll revealed that more than three out of four Republican voters approve of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, which have been credited with boosting the American economy on several fronts.
According to the latest Harvard/Harris Poll, 76 percent of GOP voters indicated their approval of the way Trump is handling immigration in the United States, which includes: the forwarding of his plan to build a 2,000-mile continuous wall along the U.S.-Mexico border; ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids deporting illegal aliens; ending DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) to block amnesty for about a million “Dreamers” and; immigration freezes on immigrants from nations marked as hotbeds for Islamic terrorism.
Trump even more right on immigration to the right
The poll also divulged that the commander-in-chief’s tough-on-immigration policy is increasingly popular among his supporters at the ballot box and right-leaning voters.
“[C]onservatives and Trump voters are even more supportive of the president’s immigration enforcement measures thus far,” Breitbart News reported. “Around 77 percent of conservatives said they approve of Trump’s handling of immigration, while 85 percent of Trump supporters said the same.”
Enforcing America’s longstanding immigration laws – which were consistently circumnavigated by former President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies and his DACA program – through tighter border security and sending illegal aliens back to their native countries has yielded positive results for not only national security, but the economy, as well.
“Though a border wall has yet to be constructed along the U.S.-Mexico border – as Trump has promised – interior enforcement of immigration – which deals with arresting and deporting the 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living throughout the country – has garnered benefits for Americans,” Breitbart’s John Binder noted.
In particular, Trump’s immigration enforcement crackdowns across the county have reportedly spurred the opening of more job opportunities and increases wages for American workers – further bolstering the economic boom.
“ICE has doubled the number of raids it has conducted on businesses that hire illegal aliens – instead of American citizens,” Binder pointed out. “These raids, along with increased deportations for illegal aliens living in the U.S., have secured a tight labor market that forces businesses to raise wages for Americans.”
In fact, Trump has effectively ended the Obama administration’s era of pro-immigration policies that worked to increase crime and unemployment in the U.S., and his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) divulged at year’s end that the president slashed the number of illegals allowed to stay in the country by more than a third since Obama left office.
“DHS: Deportations of Illegal Aliens Living Across U.S. Increase 37 Percent Under Trump,” Binder tweeted on December 30.
Trump’s willingness to compromise with Democrats on DACA reached its limit last month, and he is now pursuing border wall funding with or without their support.
“Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release,” Trump tweeted last month. “Getting more dangerous. ‘Caravans’ coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!”
He also touched on how Obama’s DACA program gave immigrants incentive to break into the U.S. illegally – in hopes of subsequently being granted amnesty.
“A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA,” Trump declared last month, according to WND. “They had a great chance. The Democrats blew it.”
At the time, the president also addressed Mexico’s refusal to curb illegal immigration into America via its northern border.
“Mexico has got to help us at the border,” Trump added. “They flow right through Mexico. They send them into the United States. It can’t happen like that way anymore.”
As a result of Trump emboldening his tough-on-immigration policy, positive effects have been reported across the economy, as America has experienced a number of perks from illegals no longer swarming the job market to displace American citizens in search of employment.
“In Trump’s tightened labor market, there has been history-making wage growth for American workers in the construction industry, the garment industry, for workers employed at small businesses, black Americans, and restaurant workers,” Binder informed. “The tight labor market has also secured higher wages for overtime workers and high-paying, coveted white-collar jobs for American teenagers, [and] most recently, the construction industry has had to recruit women to take jobs at higher wages – rather than hiring illegal aliens.”
Trump’s approval rising with the economy
With Trump’s popularity hitting a new high earlier this year in February – when a Rasmussen Reports poll revealed that the president surpassed Obama’s approval rating by 5 percent at the same stage in his term of office (50 percent to 45 percent) – it was divulged this month that more and more demographic groups are supporting the president.
From those in the pre-retirement years to those entering the job market, more Americans are putting their confidence in Trump as wages continue to increase and unemployment hits lows not seen since the turn of the century.
“One of the largest areas for growth has taken place among people ages 50–64, among whom Trump's approval has increased by 8 points since December,” CNN reported earlier this month from nationwide Gallup polls. “Other age groups have continued with little movement, except for those ages 18–29, who now approve of the President at 29 percent – an increase from 24 percent in November.”
Whether they attend church or not, Americans are lining up behind the president as they see past the anti-Trump media coverage and witness the leaps and bounds by which the country has grown under his administration.
“Another strong spot for Trump approval is church attendance – among both those who attend regularly and those who don't,” CNN’s Grace Sparks noted. “While those who attend church weekly give Trump a 53-percent approval rating, compared to 46 percent in November, the other big jump took place among those who never or seldom attend church, [as] 36 percent of the people who seldom attend church approve of the job the president is doing, which has jumped from 29 percent in December.”
However, a divergence in support was witnessed when comparing the sexes’ take on the president.
“Trump's approval rating among men has increased from 41 percent in December to 48 percent now,” Sparks pointed out. “Women have remained stagnant, with approval for the president hovering between 31 percent and 33 percent since last year.”
Yet one thing has remained consistent – Trump is not losing ground with Americans.
“There have been no significant drops in Trump's approval ratings in any specific demographic group,” Sparks added.
“Any big changes occurred either directly before or directly after an increase in support, according to Gallup's data.”
In fact, the president is gaining when it comes to his handling of America on a number of key issues.
“[Trump’s] approval on specific issues – like the economy, foreign trade and immigration – have all increased since March by several points,” Sparks stressed.