A new CNN/ORC poll finds that 60% say government’s top priority in dealing with illegal immigration should be developing a plan to allow those in the U.S. illegally who have jobs to become legal residents with an eventual path to citizenship.
The real kicker, however, is only 26% say developing a plan to stop illegal border crossings should be the top priority.
Of the 26% who don’t seem to think open borders is a priority, 13% were Democrats, 26% Independents, and 41% Republicans.
That suggests Americans are okay with open borders or, in the least, have a lackadaisical attitude towards illegal immigration. It could be that respondents are more concerned about problems in the economy and jobs but open borders adds to those problems.
Next is the actual first question asking about legal residency for people here illegally and development of a plan to stop illegal immigration.
This was a telephone poll, the least accurate of polls.
Fortunately, Americans are still interested in deporting criminal aliens according to this poll but the majority are afraid deportation will go too far.
If this is accurate, Americans don’t understand the threat of drug cartels and terrorists, to say nothing of the importance of sovereignty.
The poll has a + or – 3 percentage point margin of error while the results by political party can be off by 6 percentage points.
This could also be fake news. It is CNN.