New Poll Finds That 80% Of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities
Let me make an ed-yu-ma-cated guess as to why 80% of American's agree that Sanctuary cities are wrong but only 53% favor Trump's Travel Ban executive order: I believe it is because the term "sanctuary city" is easy for the public to understand exactly what it is and therefore harder for the Press to grind us down on this issue. Conversely, the Executive Order has been, as is almost everything having to do with Trump, completely maligned and mischaracterized by the Democratic Party's propaganda wing, also known as the Mainstream Media. I would also bet my bottom dollar that the majority of American's have no clue how left wing the 9th Circuit Court is or how they are the most overturned Court in America. Time and time again the MSM is conveying to all of us that it is a "Muslim ban" and how unlawful (and by implication how immoral) Trump is that the Court has slapped his wrist by denying the Order.
Fake News + Liberal Courts = Double the American brainwashing. -W.E.
A stunning new poll conducted by Harvard-Harris, exclusively for The Hill, found that the overwhelming majority of Americans, 80% in fact, believe that illegal immigrants arrested for crimes should be turned over to federal immigration authorities rather than being harbored in so-called sanctuary cities.
Imagine that, Americans believe that local, state and federal law enforcement officials should actually enforce the law...shocking.
Meanwhile, 52% of those surveyed said they support Trump's executive order to build a border wall and revoke funding for sanctuary cities while 53% said they support his "immigration ban" that was recently overturned by the 9th Circuit court.
Of course, this is undoubtedly unwelcome news for sanctuary cities across the country that are at risk of losing their federal subsidies for harboring criminal illegal aliens. As we recently pointed out, just the top 10 sanctuary cities receive roughly $2.3 billion in federal subsidies every year.
In other results, the poll found that 38% of Americans believe the 9th Circuit's overturn of Trump's immigration ban makes the country less safe while 51% believe that the cap on refugees entering the U.S. should be reduced.
A plurality — 38 percent — say the federal judge’s suspension makes the nation less safe. Thirty-six percent said the court’s ruling will have no impact, and 26 percent said it will make the country safer.
Forty-seven percent said allowing refugees into the country has a negative impact on the nation, compared to only 33 percent who said it has a positive effect.
When voters are told that the U.S. is slated to receive 100,000 Syrian refugees, 51 percent said that number should be lower, 34 percent said it is an appropriate number, and 15 percent said the U.S. should allow more.
“While there is broad support for comprehensive immigration reform, there is overwhelming opposition to sanctuary cities,” said Harvard–Harris co-director Mark Penn. “The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that's very clear from the data.”
“Americans support both comprehensive immigration reform and stronger vetting and reduced refugees — they want a mix of compassion, strong borders,” said Penn. “They see ISIS as the greatest threat to the country and that is spurring concerns about refugee migration.”
And, lest you think the poll was simply the reflection of a Republican "oversample", The Hill notes that the online survey included 2,148 registered voters with a partisan breakdown of 39% Democrat, 30% Republican, 27% independent and 5% other.
And, of course, it didn't take long for President Trump to share the polling data via twitter...
'Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities' https://t.co/s5QvsJWA6u— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2017