Voters Oppose Amnesty-for-Wall Plan

Monmouth Poll: Nearly 90 Percent of Voters Oppose Amnesty-for-Wall Plan

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Close to 90 percent of American voters say they oppose plans to grant amnesty to illegal aliens in exchange for securing a fifth of border wall funds.

Despite being touted as a bipartisan effort, American voters — by an overwhelming majority — are revolting against plans to give amnesty to illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for about $5.7 billion in funds to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

One plan, which White House adviser Jared Kushner and other Senate Republicans devised, would have given about 700,000 DACA-enrolled illegal aliens three-year work permits to stay in the country in exchange for border wall funds. The plan has already failed to pass out of Congress.

The second plan floated by Kushner and Senate Republicans is an effort to give more than a million DACA-enrolled and DACA-eligible illegal aliens green cards to permanently stay in the country. This would allow the illegal aliens to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. after obtaining citizenship. In exchange, the president would receive a fifth of border wall funds.

The latest Monmouth University Poll reveals that about 88 percent of voters said they oppose efforts to tie an amnesty for illegal aliens to border wall funding. Instead, voters said the issues should be dealt with separately.

(Monmouth University Poll)

More than 80 percent of Republicans, 90 percent of swing-voters, and even 95 percent of Democrats said they oppose an amnesty-for-border wall deal. …

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