Republicans support separating children from parents

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In a Quinnipiac poll released on June 18th, Republican voters were the only demographic group that supported separating children from their immigrant parents.

While “American voters oppose 66 – 27 percent the policy of separating children and parents when families illegally cross the border into America,” the poll found that “Republican voters support the separation policy 55 – 35 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group to support it.”

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The poll results on policy to separate immigrant children from their parents, by political identification

The poll also noted that overall, voters support allowing the Dreamers (immigrants brought here as children) to remain and apply for citizenship. The overall Dreamer support was at 79%, with a range from 61% of Republicans to 94% of Democrats.

Other results of note:

  • The voters questioned in the poll oppose building a wall on the border with Mexico, by 58 – 39 percent.
    – The only groups who support building the wall are Republicans, and white voters with no college degree.
  • Illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. should be allowed to stay and eventually apply for citizenship.
  • About half of those polled said the level of legal immigration should stay where it is, while 30 percent said it should be increase.

Other results, as well as notes on methodology and sample, can be found at the Quinnipiac web site.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Personally speaking, this election, I vote this for candidates who prioritize citizens over illegal aliens, those who oppose sanctuary cities, amnesty and taxpayer funded in state college tuition discounts for illegals. That means NO Democrats.

    The current migration at our southern border is costing taxpayers a Kings Ransom. Not mentioned is 70% of children at the border arrive either alone or with a non parent. We have 20% of children in America living in poverty and 450,000 children in foster care. There are 750.000 children in America whos parents they don’t see for long periods that protect this nation everyday in the service. Democrats have allowed 45 million children to be killed in abortions yet we are to believe they care about 2,000 illegal alien children?

    When will politicians and people in general figure out that when you reward illegal immigration with jobs, amnesty, drivers licenses, discounts for college tuition, scholarships encourages MORE illegal entry.. Illegal immigration negativity effects our economy from employment to use public services. Just debating this in congress is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars….. thank the parents. People fleeing persecution? or people fleeing for freebies? they don’t stay in Mexico when they reach safety or ask for political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them nothing. So they make the long journey to our border, our giving liberals and our tax dollars..

    • Too many incorrect assertions in your comment to deal with in a reply. For one: Kentucky has, according to one source, approx 150,000 immigrants living here. Some are undocumented. The average time they have lived here? 13 years. Ask the horse industry, the construction industry, and the food service industry if immigrants are important to them.
      Thanks for reading.

  2. Never expected to see so much Republican propaganda on this site. I recognize it for what it is and my only response to this lady is to invite her to vacation in El Salvador this summer,

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