Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Backs DACA Program

A new CNN poll shows that a large bipartisan majority supports the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which neither the Trump administration nor Congress has managed to salvage thus far. The poll involved telephonic interviews of 1,016 Americans during a three-day period in February, 2018.

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a case concerning DACA, the poll found that 83% of Americans favor continuing the program, including 94% of Democrats, 83% of Independents, and 67% of Republicans. Of those individuals who are in favor of the program continuation, 33% consider Trump to be responsible for not having extended it, 31% blame Republicans in Congress, and 17% blame Democrats in Congress.

About 61% of individuals believe that DACA ultimately will continue in some form, but Republicans are far more confident (71%) than Democrats (51%) that it will continue. While March 5, 2018, was the deadline that the Trump administration set for beginning to phase DACA out, federal court rulings have kept the program operational, including the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the matter.

Since he announced plans to end DACA last fall, Trump’s approval rating on immigration matters has hovered at about 36%. Very few Americans on either side of the aisle that Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will be successful in enacting new federal immigration laws. Even only 33% of Republicans believe that immigration reform will occur, although that figure is up from 23% back in September, 2017.

Whether you are a DACA recipient or not, you may fear the potential for arrest and deportation or already have a pending deportation case. Fortunately, we are here to help. The deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. have handled countless deportation defense claims on behalf of individuals who have been detained and charged with removal. We know how devastating it can be for individuals to be detained and separated from their families. We care about you and your family, and we want to help you remain in the country. Call our office today to set up your legal consultation today.

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