New polling, fresh off the heels of last week’s Supreme Court ruling against the Trump Administration, shows nearly two-thirds of Americans think the president should leave DACA alone and not try to deport hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.
The poll, released today by Navigator Research, shows 62% of Americans believe Trump should leave DACA alone, while just 23% say he should once again try to terminate it.
Last week, in an opinion issued by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration broke the law when it ended the DACA program. The Court’s decision restores the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy in full.
Hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who have grown up in the United States since childhood are currently protected from deportation under the DACA program. Collectively, they are parents to more than 250,000 U.S. citizen children.
The DACA program is incredibly popular and has consistently earned supermajority support from the public since its inception in 2012. Last week, a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found the majority of Trump voters support allowing Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and be given a pathway to citizenship.
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling last week, the President promised to renew his effort to terminate DACA and deport nearly 700,000 DACA recipients.
“The president is, months before an election, doing absolutely everything within his power to see DACA ended and DACA recipients subjected to immediate deportation, an issue where only one in eight Americans support his position,” said FWD.us President Todd Schulte.