The Democrats continue to go “all in” on immigration in resisting enforcement, supporting sanctuary cities, and opposing increased deportations. This however may be an issue that Trump is right about politically as a wedge for voters and the Democratic party. A new survey by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shows that roughly half of Californians support the Trump travel ban and greater enforcement (and deportations) under immigration laws.
Notably, UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society opposes Trump’s policies.
Roughly a quarter of the polled individuals (24 percent) said that it is “very important” for the U.S. to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants while 35 percent said it’s “somewhat important.” according to the poll. Roughly half (49 percent) support a temporary ban for people from Muslim-majority countries. Even in the most liberal areas, the Bay area, some 44 percent of residents support the ban.
This poll follows something of a mutiny by cities across California in rejecting the sanctuary policy of the state and supporting the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement efforts, including most recently San Diego.