President Joe Biden’s immigration and border policies have caused an increase in illegal crossings and false asylum claims. A recent poll reveals that a majority of Americans are frustrated with these policies. Additionally, most Americans would like to see anyone who has crossed into the U.S. illegally to be sent back home. But that viewpoint surprised one of CBS News’ prominent anchors.

“Homeland Security says that President Biden has already deported or repatriated more people in the past year than any year since 2010. And then, depending on the details of what’s talked about on the campaign trail, some of what Mr. Trump talks about could be illegal,” Margaret Brennan said on Sunday, failing to point out that millions — perhaps north of 10 million — people have entered illegally since Biden reversed nearly all of former President Donald Trump’s policies on his first day in office. (see video below)

She continued, “It doesn’t seem practical, in some sense, to round up children. And then we know that the courts have questioned whether local authorities would have the ability to do it, and federal authorities don’t have the resources. So what exactly do people think they’re supporting?”

According to a CBS News/YouGov poll conducted between June 5-7, 62% of registered voters expressed support for a government program that would deport all migrants living in the U.S. illegally. The same poll also indicated that a majority of registered voters approved of President Biden’s latest executive action at the southern border, even though it still allows thousands of people into the country illegally per day.

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Anthony Salvanto, CBS’s director of elections and surveys, stated that although most support for a deportation effort came from former President Trump’s supporters, some Democrats also endorsed it. “When you measure public sentiment on this or really just about any policy, you’re getting a sense of direction. You’re getting broad brushstrokes,” Salvanto said, per Fox News.

“A lot of folks do say yes. Again, the details of that, the specifics, you’re not going to pick that up in an aggregate public opinion,” he said. “We are in a different era in which a lot of folks say the system as a whole is not working. And all of these, if you connect the dots through them, are part of that reaction against it, which explains some of that general sentiment for some of these policies,” Salvanto added.


Trump has said he plans to use the National Guard to deport migrants who are in the U.S. illegally. He has also said he would carry out “the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.”


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