April 25 2021 More than half of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s strategy to deal with a surge in Central American immigrants along the southern border, especially the number of unaccompanied children, according to a new poll released by local media.
The poll, released jointly by The Washington Post and ABC News, found that 53 percent of respondents said they disapproved of the Biden administration’s border management, the administration’s failure to manage the growing number of immigrants and asylum seekers arriving at the border, nearly half (44 percent) strongly disapproved, and only 37 percent said they disapproved. It comes after weeks of pressure from Republicans on the current administration.
Republican critics say President Biden’s reversal of former President Donald Trump’s policies, including the so-called “stay in Mexico” policy, is driving immigration growth.
At the same time, Democratic critics say the Biden administration has failed to deliver on campaign promises not to help undocumented immigrants or release children from border detention centers.
Biden, who will deliver a 100-day address to a joint session of Congress later next week, is likely to plan further on immigration. Biden has now appointed Vice President Mike Pence to take charge of immigration.