From Truth Revolt, by Trey Sanchez
Hey, Democrats, the people have spoken…
A Harvard-Harris Poll has confirmed that the vast majority of America hold President Trump’s view on sanctuary cities.
The Hill reports that 80% of voters want local authorities to abide by the law and report illegal immigrants to federal agents. There are hundreds of Democrat-controlled cities who ignore these laws and continue to harbor aliens, many of them criminal. Trump signed an executive order authorizing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to withhold federal funding for those cities who continue to break the law. According to Reuters, the top ten sanctuary cities get an astonishing $2.27 billion to pay for health services and early childhood education of illegal immigrants. In addition, Trump wants DHS to hire 10,000 new agents for detaining and deporting illegals. Most Americans support this decision, too.
According to the poll, only 23% oppose Trump’s immigration reform, but the rest are in favor of a complete overhaul of the current system left in shambles by the Obama administration.
Harvard-Harris’s Mark Penn said, “While there is broad support for comprehensive immigration reform, there is overwhelming opposition to sanctuary cities. The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that’s very clear from the data.”
Trump’s campaign promise of building a wall was opposed in this survey by 53% of the participants. However, at least 53%, and up to 60%, support Trump’s travel ban from Muslim countries. Most stated concerns that allowing refugees into our nation makes us less safe, 47%, and 51% believe 100,000 Syrian refugees is far too many.
“Americans support both comprehensive immigration reform and stronger vetting and reduced refugees — they want a mix of compassion, strong borders,” Penn said. “They see ISIS as the greatest threat to the country and that is spurring concerns about refugee migration.”
See the chart from the survey below: