The dispute over the concertina-style razor-wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border near Eagle Pass, which went to the U.S. Supreme Court, has most surveyed voters siding with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and not President Joe Biden’s administration, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports. The Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s right to take down the wire, as ordered by Biden.
The Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that 69% of likely U.S. voters support Texas erecting barriers at the border to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing, including 53% who strongly support the action.
Just 27% oppose Texas taking action on its own to prevent illegal immigration, including 15% who strongly oppose the state’s action, Rasmussen reports.
That means as many as 5% of registered Democrats agree with Texas and not with Biden; in 2022, 32% of American voters identified as Democrat, according to Pew Research Center.
The poll was taken Jan. 23-25 and captured the views of 940 likely voters. It has a +-3%
“Texas has transported over 102,000 migrants to sanctuary cities. Overwhelmed Texas border towns should not bear the brunt of Biden’s open border policies. Our transportation mission will continue until Biden secures the border,” Gov. Abbott wrote on Monday.
A border deal by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is a nonstarter for many conservatives. It would allow 1,400 illegal entrants a day to claim asylum during an “emergency border shutdown.”
“This terrible border deal normalizes 5,000 illegal aliens crossing the border per day. That’s 5,000 too many. Democrats are LYING when they say that the border is Congress’s fault. Biden opened the border. I won’t vote for any bill that allows him to continue flouting the law,” said Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Lankford acknowledged Monday that an agreement is probably days away. A Republican, he has worked with Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and Sen. Krysten Sinema, an Arizona independent, as well as the administration to get to an agreement. But the draft has been excoriated by many on social media.
“The Schumer/Sinema border deal allows 5,000 illegal immigrants into our country per DAY,” wrote Arizona’s Kari Lake, candidate for U.S. Senate, in response to a leaked version of the agreement. “That’s 5,000 illegal immigrants, too many for me. Secure the border & turn them back. Then send the 12 million illegal immigrants already in this country back to their homelands.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wrote, “The border deal would have done NOTHING to secure the border. In fact, it would have codified the open border! This is why the American people don’t trust the Washington establishment. Joe Biden doesn’t need a deal to secure the border TODAY.”
Late last week, Ohio Sen. JD Vance introduced a bill to prohibit the federal government from removing state-installed fencing at the U.S.-Mexico border. The State Border Security Act would stop federal agents from removing the razor wire or other fencing built by state governments within 25 miles of the southern border with Mexico.
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