This survey was conducted after Florida Gov Ron DeSantis decided to transfer 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week. The island promotes itself as a haven for unauthorized immigrants. The American population actually strongly supports DeSantis’ decision, despite the corporate media’s outrage.
According to the study, 51% of registered voters support sending migrants to sanctuary cities, 29% oppose it, and 21% are unclear. Another 48% strongly or somewhat support the governors of border states moving some illegal immigrants to Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, and New York City, among other locations. Only 38% of people strongly or somewhat oppose the idea.
Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel of America First Legal, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that “this study validates what all Americans already know to be true: the open-borders policies of the Biden Administration are extremely unpopular. It also reveals that the American people want enforcement of immigration laws at our border that is at least as effective as what the privileged in Martha’s Vineyard has—where illegal immigrants are removed swiftly within 24 hours of their arrival,” the report continued.
The majority of respondents thought residents of places like Martha’s Vineyard were acting hypocritically. 63% of respondents said it was disingenuous for sanctuary cities to gripe about receiving illegal immigrants. According to 61% of probable voters, cartels control the southern border more than the US government does. Another 60% think that the issue of border states sending migrants to places like Martha’s Vineyard is much less of a problem than the government’s failure to protect the southern border.
Also revealed by this poll is President Joe Biden’s 41% approval rating.
The strongest advocates of mass migration must be made to bear the costs of the open borders policies they support. The very least sanctuary cities and states can do is share the cost of hosting these migrants while border towns and states are suffering.
Long-term, border states should begin to take on immigration responsibilities that the federal government would typically handle. It is crystal evident that the federal government will not carry out its duty and defend the nation’s sovereignty.
In this case, the states will have to pick up the slack.