The southern border of the United States is collapsing in the midst of an immigration crisis with thousands of Latinos attempting to cross the border. The recent survey conducted by the Gallup raises an even more worrisome picture, reporting that 42 million Latin Americans are willing to migrate to the United States motivated in large part by President Biden’s new immigration policies, which would generate an absolute and unprecedented collapse.
“There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them if they would like to move to another country permanently if they could,” Gallup CEO Jim Clifton wrote in an article published on Wednesday, March 24.
“A whopping 27 [percent] said ‘yes.’ This means roughly 120 million would like to migrate somewhere,” the poll’s troubling results showed.
Then he added: “Of those who wants to leave their country permanently, 35 percent—or 42 million—said they want to go to the United States.”
The poll results were released amid an absolute crisis at the southern border, with thousands of illegal aliens attempting to enter the country daily, many of whom find the borders closed and do so illegally, knowing that after President Biden’s announcements in January, those illegal aliens who manage to cross would not be returned to their countries until a court date defines their future.
This week, the situation at the border took on greater international prominence when a Democratic congressman, whose district is on the border, released shocking images showing children in cramped quarters and sleeping crammed on the floor in makeshift facilities run by the Border Patrol in Donna, Texas.
A day later, the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released photos showing long bathroom lines, children sleeping in fenced-in see-through areas and young children in play areas.
According to CBS News, there are currently about 15,500 illegal unaccompanied minors, including 5,000 teenagers and children in southern border facilities. These unaccompanied children have spent approximately 136 hours in CBP custody, an amount that far exceeds the legal limit of 72 hours.
The facility from which the photos were leaked was the Rio Grande Valley Sector, which plans to release illegal aliens into the United States without a scheduled court date, according to Fox News.
Concurrently, a recent Politico poll released Wednesday reports that support among Americans is “waning” for giving illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship, even among Democrats, which would be leading to a rise in President Biden’s negative image.
Among Democrats, support dropped from 72% to 57% from January to now. Meanwhile, only 1 in 4 Republicans support the idea, a figure that dropped by 10 percentage points.
Of the total respondents, only 19% said illegal aliens should be allowed to stay and become legal residents, but not citizens, and 27% said they should be removed or deported.
Meanwhile, the flood of migrants, particularly unaccompanied children, continues to grow and lawmakers, both Republicans and some Democrats, are calling on Biden to take action to avert an imminent humanitarian emergency.