(TotalConservative.com) – A new Gallup poll released on Monday February 13th, indicates that nearly two-thirds of Americans feel dissatisfied with the current rate of immigration into the country.
While 28% of survey respondents said they are satisfied with the current levels of immigration (a 6% drop since last year and the lowest in this category in ten years) a total of 63% answered that they were either somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.
64% of those who answered dissatisfied noted they wanted to see a decrease in immigration levels, while only 8% of those dissatisfied wanted an increase. 15% either wanted immigration to remain where it was or noted that they were unsure if they wanted to see a decrease or increase.
Gallup stated that this attitude shift “reflects the situation at the Southern border” where migrants trying to enter the country drastically increased, quadrupling what the government reported in 2021. In 2022, the U.S. government reported over 2 million encounters with migrants, with the Department of Homeland Security estimating that number could double.
The open border policies of the Biden administration are having an impact across the nation, from the West Coast to the East Coast. New York City alone took in about 50,000 migrants since last spring, putting a strain on the city’s resources as it struggles to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic lockdowns. Current calculations estimate the influx of migrants could cost NYC over $4.2 billion.
Two other major concerns about the Southern border are the fentanyl crisis and human trafficking empowering the drug cartels. When Biden addressed the fentanyl crisis in his recent State of the Union speech, Republicans erupted, accusing the president of hypocrisy and blaming him for the current situation because of his border policies. Meanwhile, the cartels and ‘coyotes’ have turned smuggling people over the border into a multi-billion dollar industry.
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