If Congress fails to agree this week to close loopholes in the country’s asylum system, the Trump administration should launch a mass deportation of the 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens in the country, a majority of Americans voters believe.
More than 8-in-10 Republican voters and more than 5-in-10 swing voters say President Trump should carry out mass deportations if Congress fails to act.
Nearly 9-in-10 Trump supporters said the same.
Americans earning $75,000 a year or less support mass deportations by a majority of 53 percent.
A majority of Americans ages 35 to 49 years of age also support deportations if Congress doesn’t act.
Democrats and voters who backed Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run in 2016, are the least likely of any demographic group to support mass deportations.
President Trump has delayed a plan to mass deport thousands of illegal aliens who have final orders for removal.
Breitbart noted former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan has accused acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan of leaking the deportation plans in an attempt to halt the operation.
President Trump’s two-week deadline for Congress to come up with a measure to close loopholes in the asylum system expires this week.
Congress, however, has yet to announce a plan capable of passing the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate.