Americans Are Fed Up and Want the Border Wall Completed
With under one month to go before the November midterm election, Americans appear beyond ready to tell the Biden administration what they think about open borders and the illegal immigration crisis.
A new Issues & Insights (I&I)/TIPP poll shows that a majority of Americans want the border wall, and they don’t think Democrats are the right folks to actually secure the border.
Voters were asked, “Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico?” Of those polled, 57% said they would like to see a wall, and 33% were opposed.
Drilling down a little bit, 39% strongly support the wall, while 20% strongly oppose.
Clearly, the Biden administration is not listening to the American people.
Democrats' open-border policies are making our communities less safe.
Fentanyl is the number one killer of young people in our country. And open borders allow illegal drugs to flow into our communities.
We must secure our southern border.
— Ron Johnson (@RonJohnsonWI) October 17, 2022
Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands In Texas
Interestingly, and perhaps confusingly for politicos, the matter of which party would do a better job of securing the border is less certain.
Overall, the GOP gets the nod here, 43% – 34%, which isn’t a blowout. But when you look at Independent voters, they believe the GOP would do a better job than the Democrats by a margin of 38% – 16%. For some reason, 46% of Independents are unsure who would do a better job.
Perhaps they can’t be blamed for that, given that when Republicans controlled Congress in the first two years of President Trump’s term, they refused his requests to fund the wall.
At the time, Trump was requesting $5.7 billion. For perspective, the U.S. has sent Ukraine well over $60 billion just this year.
In Texas, many counties have decided that they are no longer waiting around for the federal government to act.
So far, 33 Texas counties have declared invasions in their counties, or support the decision by the state of Texas to declare an invasion at the border.
To illustrate just how out of control the situation is, McMullen County Judge James Teal signed a declaration of disaster in July in his county. McMullen County is the fourth least populated county in the state with around 600 residents.
Teal stated that just in May alone, “McMullen County law enforcement documented over 4,000 illegal aliens who avoided apprehension by Border Patrol and whose whereabouts are currently unknown.” Do a little math on that one.
Also very concerning, the number of people apprehended at the border who are on the terror watch list is now 78.
Biden is still barring unvaccinated Canadians from entering the United States as he allows two million presumably unvaccinated immigrants to enter from our southern border.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) October 11, 2022
Other Border States Following Texas’ Lead
By August of this year, Arizona appeared to be done waiting around for the Biden administration as well. Governor Doug Ducey issued executive orders to fill in some of the gaps in portions of the wall near Yuma.
In an example of thinking outside the box, the gaps were filled with welded together shipping containers that stood 22 feet high, with the tops covered in razor wire.
Gov. Ducey said of the construction, “Arizona has had enough. We can’t wait any longer. Our border communities are being used as the entryway to the United States, overwhelming law enforcement, hospitals, nonprofits and residents.”
He also accused the Biden administration of having a “lack of urgency on border security,” which he called a “dereliction of duty.”
But while Joe Biden is against border walls, and members of his administration label them “racist,” there apparently are some walls that are OK with Joe Biden and Democrats. And the best part, American taxpayers pick up the tab.
In August, construction began on a $500,000 security fence being built around Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware summer house.
What the regime has done to our southern border is an act of treason.
— Matthew H (@MattH_4America) October 16, 2022
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