Poll Shows Hispanics Back Trump’s Immigration Policies

President Donald Trump made dealing with illegal immigration a staple of his administration and polls show Hispanic voters agreed with his efforts.

A recent Axios-Ipsos poll, released on July 30, shows that most Hispanic voters support Trump’s Title 42 immigration policy. It simplifies the process for the federal government to take back illegal aliens who cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

The poll, which consisted of 1,018 Hispanic adults, found that more than half of Hispanic Americans, 51%, think Title 42 should stand. However, still, 44% want the policy to go and let illegal migrants stay in the U.S.

Senior vice president of the Ipsos poll, Chris Jackson, explained his opinions on these numbers and said he was surprised that so many Hispanics supported Title 42.

“I think because it’s a COVID mitigation thing, we do see sort of higher support for it than if it were just sort of a pure immigration concern,” Jackson told Axios.

Under President Joe Biden’s watch, the border crisis has exploded, and illegal immigrants come streaming over the border daily. In addition, a legal dispute is ongoing over Biden’s backing of the pandemic-era immigration policy. After claiming the controversial policy would end in May, 21 states took it upon themselves to sue the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), claiming that the president unlawfully terminated the policy.

The lawsuit ended with a ruling from a federal judge deciding that Biden must keep Title 42 in place despite the administration obviously wanting to keep the illegal immigrant crisis going strong.

The poll numbers show that most Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and Cuban Americans want Title 42 to stay. However, only 41% of Central Americans back the policy.

Interestingly, second and third-generation Hispanics are overall very supportive of immigration reform. Fifty-eight percent of second-generation Hispanics back Title 42 and 59% of third-generation Hispanics do. More Republican Hispanics support it versus Hispanic Democrats, but that is unsurprising.

According to Axios:

“Twenty-nine percent of Latino Americans say they would vote for a Democratic candidate if the midterm elections were held today, compared to just 17% who say they would vote for a Republican candidate. While this lead is substantial, it represents a 4-point decline from December.”