By Jon Dougherty
When POTUS Donald Trump floated the notion of sending illegal aliens apprehended at the U.S. border seeking “asylum” to so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities — the Left had yet another meltdown.
What a disgustingly ‘cruel’ and ‘racist’ notion, Democrats screamed.
“The cruelty of this administration never seems to end,” said Julián Castro, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president ahead of the 2020 election, The Guardian reported.
Speaking at a CNN town hall event earlier this month, Castro compared the sanctuary cities proposal to family separation, which failed to deter people from coming to the border.
Another Democratic presidential hopeful, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, said Trump was “literally using human beings as pawns in a political game”.
“Instead of passing comprehensive immigration reform he does this: White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes,” Klobuchar said on Twitter.
If anyone is using human beings as ‘political pawns’ it’s Democrats, but we digress. You get the point: Though some Lefties embraced the idea, most elected Democrats completely whiffed on the fact that complaining about sending illegals to cities that already welcome them was hypocritical on their part.
Nevertheless, according to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, not even one-third of Americans (31 percent) support placing illegal aliens in sanctuary cities. And what’s more, most voters don’t want to live in one:
Voters still aren’t eager to live in so-called sanctuary communities, and they tend to support President Trump’s proposal to send illegal immigrants to those communities.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Just over half (51%) don’t want to live in a sanctuary community that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. These findings haven’t changed over the past two years.
Earlier, Rasmussen found that most voters definitely favor POTUS Trump’s strong borders proposals and do not believe that erecting a wall is “immoral.”
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is better for the United States to tightly control who comes into the country,” the polling firm found.
“Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it is better to open our borders to anyone who wants to come here as long as they are not a terrorist or a criminal,” the firm added.
While POTUS was definitely trolling hypocritical Democrats with his ‘send them to sanctuary cities’ plan, it appears as though most voters don’t have a problem with that.
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