Nearing his first 100 days as President of the United States, Joe Biden has several pending debts and a border crisis to resolve, as his immigration policies have not been able to diminish it and are disapproved by the majority of Americans.
In only three months in office, the attention on the Biden administration has been focused on how it has dealt with the massive arrival of migrants to the southern border, and how it has distanced itself from press conferences.
Although recent polls show that Biden’s approval rating stands at 52%, more than half of Americans say the president should try to reach a compromise with Republicans; they also largely rejected his immigration policy so far.
According to NBC News, 65% of Americans disapprove of the way Biden has handled his relationship with China; 66% disapprove of the way he has handled gun policy and 67% say Biden does not know how to deal with border security and immigration.
Polls show that Americans disapprove Biden’s first 100 days
During his campaign and at the beginning of his administration, Biden promised to raise the refugee limit to 125,000, above the figure of 15,000 set by former President Trump. However, two weeks ago the White House said it would maintain the number due to “humanitarian concerns.”
In just 100 days in office, Biden achieved the highest number of unaccompanied minors at the border in history. His “open borders” policy and his promise to receive infants on U.S. soil generated record overcrowding in border states.
During his first 100 days, Biden eliminated some of Trump’s immigration measures, such as the Remain in Mexico policy for asylum seekers, but maintained the policy allowing CBP to remove irregular immigrants to prevent COVID-19 contagions.
A Rasmussen Reports survey revealed that public sentiment is shifting away from Biden and the Democratic Party on immigration. In fact, as the days go by, Americans favor increased controls in this regard.
The survey conducted over a period of months consists of ten questions on immigration and the graphs displayed by National Review show how Americans have been changing their minds: from strongly backing Biden, they are now in favor of increased immigration controls.
Research Director of the Center for Immigration Studies Steven Camarota says that “a much larger proportion of the public now thinks we should do more to stop illegal immigration”.