POLL: Voters Reject $450k Payments for Illegal Immigrants
Two-thirds of American voters reject the idea that illegal aliens have a right to sue the United States government. Similarly, they reject the proposal for families separated at the border to receive settlement payments. According to Rasmussen Reports, most Americans are of the opinion that “the proper amount is zero” when it comes to illegal aliens separated at the border.
According to this recent Rassmussen poll, 17% of likely U.S. voters believe illegal aliens should be allowed to sue the U.S. government. On the other hand, 66% believe illegal aliens shouldn’t be allowed to file such lawsuits. 17% aren’t sure.
Last week, President Joe Biden described a Wall Street Journal report as “garbage” in how it alleged that the Biden Justice Department was drawing up plans for payments of up to $450,000 to each member of immigration families separated at the southern border under former President Donald Trump’s watch.
Hardly, a quarter of voters support the concept of illegal aliens being paid any form of reparations. Only 6% of voters believe immigrants separated at the border under the Trump administration should receive over $200,000 each in a lawsuit settlement. Similarly, an additional 6% believe immigrants should receive between $100,000 and $200,000. 14% believes that a settlement of $50,000 to $100,000 would suffice.
By contrast, over half (57%) of the voters believe the federal government shouldn’t pay a sum of money to the illegal aliens. 17% are unsure.
As far as partisan breakdowns go, Republicans are firmly opposed to illegal aliens suing the U.S. government (83%). Similarly, independents (70%) are opposed to illegal aliens pursuing legal action against the federal government. Democrats are actually quite divided with 48% opposing the idea of letting illegal aliens sue the federal government.
Open borders is very much an elite project. Mass migration has largely been repudiated by America’s work class who correctly views it not only as a threat to their job security but also as a process that erodes the very culture they grew up in.
Any serious populist candidate would be campaigning on a muscular migratory policy that restricts both illegal and legal immigration.
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