(DAILY CALLER) More voters than ever think the United States should be more stringent about deporting illegal immigrants, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday, in contrast to several liberal mayors who are calling on a federal court to allow President Obama’s executive amnesty to take effect.
The poll suggests an ongoing disconnect between voters’ preferences on immigration policy and some politicians’ efforts. The growing dissatisfaction with policies comes in spite of President Obama’s effort to halt deportations for five million through an executive action. The amnesty program was halted earlier this year by a federal court in Texas, which ruled Obama’s actions violated the Administrative Procedure Act.
Rasmussen found that 62 percent of likely voters said the government isn’t aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants, up from 56 percent last November when President Obama announced his amnesty plan. Just 16 percent think the government is overly aggressive in deporting those here illegally.
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