Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Policies

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on July 12, 2018

When it comes to immigration policies, a recent poll shows that the American people are far closer to President Trump than to the liberal media.

The results of a Harvard-Harris poll by Mark Penn, a former Hillary Clinton strategist, came up with surprising results considering what you’ve heard from the media.  

When asked “Do you think that people who make it across the border illegally should be allowed to stay in the country or sent home?”, 64 percent said they should be sent home.

When asked “Do you think we need stricter or looser enforcement of our immigration laws?”, 70 percent said stricter.

Sixty percent support building a combination of a physical and electronic barrier across the U.S.-Mexico border.

When asked about sanctuary cities, 84 percent of respondents said that cities should be required to notify immigration authorities about taking custody of deportable immigrants.

And 69 percent said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency should not be abolished.

The Administration’s immigration policies do reflect Americans’ views.