Guess What? A Lot of Californians Agree with Trump on Immigration

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

A poll by a liberal immigration organization learned some new truths about Californians that the group finds “unsettling.”

A survey found that fifty-nine percent of Californians actually think it is important to increase deportations of illegal aliens. Almost half of Californians (49 percent) support a travel ban on foreigners from Muslim majority countries. Even in the Bay Area well over forty percent favor that ban.

All this was found in a suvey from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley. They were not happy with the results!

The Daily Democrat reports, “Poll finds half of Californians OK with travel ban.

About half of Californians say they support President Trump’s Muslim travel ban and more deportations of undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll that challenges the conventional belief that residents of the left-leaning Golden State are overwhelmingly allergic to the administration’s hard line on immigration.

The survey released Wednesday by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shows that […] residents of the country’s only sanctuary state value diversity and inclusion on all fronts […]

The sentence and paragraph mysteriously ends in the middle of a thought, but it seems the writer is struggling to say that, despite all this admirable sentiment, a lot of Californians still agree with Donald Trump.

“It’s a state whose progressive movement has grown and matured… and yet we’re still seeing high levels of inequality across the state and other social justice issues that are problematic,” said Olivia Araiza, director of the Haas Institute’s Blueprint for Belonging project, which commissioned the survey. The group, which opposes Trump’s policies, said it found some of the results unsettling.

About 24 percent of the survey’s participants said it’s “very important” for the U.S. to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants, while 35 percent said it’s “somewhat important,” according to the poll. That viewpoint even held true in the Bay Area, where 25 percent of those surveyed said increasing deportations is very important and 35 percent said it’s somewhat important.

And about 49 percent of Californians support temporarily banning people from Muslim-majority countries, according to the poll. In the Bay Area, 44 percent of residents support the ban, the least out of any region in California.

The Supreme Court has allowed President Trump’s third version of the travel ban to go into effect temporarily and is expected to rule on the issue in June.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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