Poll: Vast Majority Of Voters Consider Border Situation A ‘Crisis’


The vast majority of American voters consider the increasing number of migrants arriving at the southern border a “crisis,” according to a recent poll.

A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll shared with The Hill on Monday found that 80% of respondents said the current situation at the border is “a crisis that needs to be addressed immediately,” while just 20% said it was “something that can be dealt with by the immigration system we have currently.”

A majority of voters also said unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border were being kept in humane conditions. Among those polled, 54% of respondents said detained migrant children have been treated humanely, though 46% said they have been treated inhumanely.

The Harvard CAPS-Harris poll surveyed 1,872 registered voters between April 27-29, according to The Hill.

The number of migrants encountered at the southern border has surged during the Biden administration, increasing from 12,000 migrants in January to 170,000 in March, according to Customs and Border Protection. At least 18,000 unaccompanied minors were encountered in March.

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