Finally, when we consider the context of these poll results, the sting for Democrats worsens. According to polling about prioritizing political issues in the U.S., immigration falls in the middle of the pack. Immigration is still important to Americans, even though it’s not as highly prioritized as it was when Donald Trump was elected in 2016. But that’s because issues that are even more problematic for Democrats have surged.
Lawmakers say that ending the policy, as the Biden administration plans to do in late May, will leave border communities unprotected and will further drain the resources of their states, as well as result in a massive influx of migrants the U.S. government is obviously not prepared to manage.