Aid for DACA illegal-aliens is a middling-priority issue for Democrats and an “extremely important priority” for only 20 percent of swing-voting independents.
The new poll by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals the priorities for partisans and swing-voters, and also the percentage of Americans who support or oppose giving “temporary legal status” to illegal aliens covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The poll was skewed in favor of the Democrats and the illegals because it asked Americans about “renewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, which grants temporary legal status to people brought to the US illegally as children.” But Democrats are not pushing that option — they are demanding a no-strings amnesty for 3 million illegals.
For Democrats, a DACA extension shared an eighth-place ranking in a priority list of 15 named issues, just ahead of “renegotiating NAFTA, a trade agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, to provide more protection for US-based jobs,” but far behind “Taking action to lower prescription drug prices.”
For the GOP, the issue took thirteenth place, just ahead of “investigating Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
For independents, the issue shared an eleventh-place priority, ahead of “increasing spending on national defense” but well behind “reducing federal taxes on individuals and businesses.”
Even among Democrats, the most sympathetic group of Americans towards illegal aliens, only 20 percent say DACA amnesty should be an “extremely important priority” for President Donald Trump’s administration and Congress. More Democrats, about 26 percent, actually say that giving an amnesty to DACA illegal aliens should not be a priority.
Republicans split sharply against a DACA extension, with, only 5 percent saying it should be an extremely important priority, while 55 percent say it should not be a priority. Among independent voters, 18 percent said “extremely important,” while 37 percent said it is “not a priority.”
When people were asked about “limiting unauthorized immigration into the U.S.,” 65 percent of Democrats said it “should not be a priority’ while 38 percent of Republicans said it should be an “extremely important priority.”
The latest polling on the DACA issue shows a decline in among Americans’ support for amnesty for illegal aliens. For example, last week Breitbart News reported that only 34 percent of Democrats say it was “definitely worth” shutting down the government in order to give amnesty to DACA illegal aliens.
A month ago, 29 percent of Americans believed DACA amnesty was a priority. The latest poll by POLITICO and Morning Consult show that only 25 percent — or one in four Americans — of all Americans surveyed said they believe the government should be shut down in order to dole out a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Democrats' amnesty-or-gov't-shutdown threat gets just 27% support in a Rasmussen poll. Oops. That's a big problem for Schumer/Pelosi cos' many progressives believe their skewed polls which show apparent public support for amnesty. https://t.co/ekOudPkWWK
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) December 4, 2017
Despite little support for amnesty for illegal aliens, Democrats, the Republican establishment, the cheap labor industry, big business and the open borders lobby have teamed up to relentlessly push for legalizing up to 3.5 million illegal aliens who are on the DACA rolls or eligible for DACA.
The latest effort to pass pro-American immigration reforms — such as halving legal immigration down to 500,000 immigrants a year by ending the process of “chain migration” whereby new immigrants are allowed to bring their foreign relatives to the U.S. — is coupled with an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens.
Though the end to chain migration is tacked onto an amnesty, by greatly reducing legal immigration levels, whereby the U.S. currently admits more than one million immigrants a year, American wages would rise and blue-collar U.S. workers would be relieved from having to compete with the current immigrant-flooded labor market.
At the same time, an amnesty for illegal aliens would betray President Trump’s base of supporters, as he adamantly opposed any such plan during the 2016 presidential election.