Barbara Boxer: If Trump Starts Deporting DREAMers, He Will Go Down ‘Below 25% in the Polls’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” the former senator from California Barbara Boxer (D) said if there is no deal for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and deportations begin President Donald Trump will “go down below 30 percent, 25 percent in the polls.”

Boxer said, “85% of the people want it. It is the most ridiculous thing to start supporting young people who came here through no fault of their own, who are stellar. We’ve got 5 million jobs in this country that go without anybody filling them. We don’t want to kick out of this country hard-working, productive young people. It’s a sin to do it. It’s a sin. I don’t care what religion you follow.”

She added, “I will tell you, the deal lies between the wall or border security, doesn’t have to be a wall and DACA. I think that’s clear. And I also think, my sources tell me, there are negotiations going on between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. But I got to tell you this. As someone who lived and died by polls my whole life, every election, ‘Oh, my God, where am I,’ if he starts deporting these DREAMers, and these DREAMers are going to have the face, he’s going to go down below 30 percent, 25 percent in the polls.”

Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN