Offbeat The public widely rejected Trump's family separation policy, polls found

13:35  21 june  2018
13:35  21 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Cruz defends Trump policy of family separation

  Cruz defends Trump policy of family separation Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is defending the Trump administration's policy of separating migrants from their children when they are apprehended at the border, saying it can't be avoided when people illegally cross the border. "There's actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail," Cruz told the Dallas publ"There's actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail," Cruz told the Dallas public radio station KERA on Monday, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

The survey found Trump ’ s initial policy was widely unpopular, with about 7 This doesn’t necessarily mean Trump would win a public political argument over detaining migrant families . The Post-Schar School poll found 74 percent of Americans saying they were bothered by photos of children being

The Trump administration family separation policy is an aspect of US President Donald Trump ' s immigration policy . The policy was presented to the public as a "zero tolerance" approach intended

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Poll: immigration has become the No. 1 issue for voters in 2018

  Poll: immigration has become the No. 1 issue for voters in 2018 A new Pew poll finds immigration has overtaken health care and the economy as a top 2018 issue. Democrats have been hammering home two issues in particular ahead of the 2018 midterms: jobs and health care.But between the recent outrage over the Trump administration’s family separation policy and House Republicans taking up a comprehensive bill aimed at fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, one new poll finds that voters thinking about 2018 care most aboutimmigration.

The Trump administration said it was ending family separations more than a year ago. So how did 700 more families end up split apart by government agents? This is why. At least 700 more families have been separated since the administration said it was ending its inhumane policy .

The Families Belong Together demonstrations will also include a large rally directly across from the White House to demand an end to the Trump Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) told MSNBC on Monday night the aim is to force Trump to take responsibility for the family - separation policy that has widely been

WASHINGTON — Several polls taken in recent weeks have found widespread public rejection of the Trump administration's now-abandoned policy of separating children from parents when families are caught crossing the border illegally.

But at least one survey found that President Donald Trump's core supporters — those who voted for him during the GOP primaries in 2016 — were supportive of the idea. That suggests, as some of Trump's advisers have said, that the policy was popular with his voters even as it was clearly political trouble for Republicans in some swing congressional districts.

A poll by Quinnipiac University, taken June 14-17, found that the public opposed separating parents from children by 66 percent-27 percent. Republicans in that poll supported the policy 55 percent-35 percent, while Democrats opposed it 91 percent-7 percent.

"As you may know, some families seeking asylum from their home country cross the U.S. border illegally and then request asylum. In an attempt to discourage this, the Trump administration has been prosecuting the parents immediately, which means separating parents from their children. Do you support or oppose this policy?" that poll asked.

A survey by YouGov for the Economist magazine asked a simpler question and got similar results.

"Do you approve or disapprove of separating families from each other, including minor children, when the adults are arrested for crossing the border into the United States without proper documentation?" that poll asked.

That poll found that Trump voters from the 2016 primary supported separation, 68 percent-23 percent. Those who voted for some other Republican in the primaries were more closely divided, with 50 percent supporting and 42 percent opposed. Those who voted in a Democratic primary opposed the plan with 16 percent in support and 78 percent against.

That poll was taken June 3-5, before the policy became the subject of intense controversy.

Two other surveys, one by the IPSOS polling firm for the Daily Beast website and one by CNN, found similar results — slightly more than a quarter of the public in favor of the policy, and about two thirds opposed.

Will the child-separation fiasco take down Stephen Miller? .
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller is the main architect of President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, and according to severalaccounts — including his own — he reveled in the incarceration of migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, viewing it as a tactical policy success. The public was so repulsed by the policy, however, that Trump folded. "The backlash over the policy has opened cracks in Miller's support network on Capitol Hill and among Republicans both inside and outside the White House, who have viewed the separation of migrant families as a huge political and policy misstep for the White House — and, for

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