New polling this week from Fox News, CNN and Quinnipiac University show the majority of Americans support letting Dreamers continue contributing to our country, while also opposing the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from parents at the border.
American voters overwhelmingly support allowing Dreamers to remain in the U.S. and ultimately earn U.S. citizenship, with 79 percent of respondents in favor, according to Quinnipiac University. All surveyed groups support Dreamers, ranging from 61 percent among Republicans to 94 percent among Democrats. Half of respondents from the same poll also found the Trump Administration has been too aggressive in deporting undocumented immigrants.
On the issue of family separation, two-thirds of Americans — a full 66 percent — disapprove of the Trump Administration’s practice of taking immigrant children away from their families along the U.S. – Mexico border, according to CNN.
A Fox News poll from June 14 also found that 52 percent of registered voters surveyed disapprove of how President Trump is handling immigration.
All living first ladies have spoken out against family separation. On Monday, former First Lady Laura Bush penned a scathing op-ed in The Washington Post calling the policy cruel, saying, “our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities.”
“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she added.