US officials reported a 50% drop in attempted illegal border crossings with Mexico in the week after Title 42 was lifted, a ban in place for nearly three years in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Mexico, officials are generally trying to keep southern migrants away from that border, a strategy that may temporarily reduce crossings, but which experts say is not sustainable. So what is the solution?
A CBSNews/YouGov poll Released this Sunday, it set out to determine whether Americans would be willing to receive immigrants into their cities and what factors influence their decision.
Two immigrants seeking asylum in the United States arrive at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, which has been set up to act as a temporary reception center.
The survey, conducted among 2,188 adults living in the country with a margin of error of +/- 3 points, indicated that A slight majority (52%) of Americans said they would be willing to welcome immigrants While 37% say that there are already centers for this purpose.
What factors influence your cities decision to welcome immigrants?
One of the factors reflected in the survey is that the political leanings of those surveyed represent a factor when it comes to whether or not they would welcome immigrants.
Among people who identify as Democrats, The percentage of people who would be willing to receive immigrants into their homes rises to 80% However, 57% reiterated that there are facilities to accommodate them.
Republicans, by contrast, reject such a possibility: 73% oppose for such option.
survey says the same Hispanics aren’t the group most supportive of the idea of receiving immigrants in their cities: African American.
While 58% of Hispanics surveyed welcome immigrants, 70% of African-Americans support the idea. For people who identify as white, a slight majority are opposed: 52% are against while 47% are in favor.
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Who are the people most opposed to the idea of receiving immigrants in their cities?
Poll data indicates that the greatest opposition among Americans to the idea of welcoming immigrants into their homes is among the elderly (among those 65 and older, 61% oppose it).
Meanwhile, among the youngest, support for the proposal is high: 70% of people under the age of 30 would be willing to have them.
The survey also indicates that disapproval of immigration management in the United States remains the same for both the Biden administration and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Both have a rejection rate of 63%.
An even greater majority favors the Biden administration toughening its policy on illegal immigration: 53%. The view also shows a certain consensus, as 41% of Democrats believe the president should be tough on the issue.
In addition, 53% of those surveyed believe their cities are populated with the right population, but 63% say their communities do not have adequate facilities to receive immigrants.