Americans are more dissatisfied than they have been in a decade with levels of immigration into the country. Republicans are more dissatisfied than Democrats, and older Americans more upset than younger Americans.
These are some of the results of the latest Gallup poll on immigration.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents, 63%, say they're dissatisfied with current immigration levels. Satisfaction with immigration dropped 6 percent, from 34% in January of last year to 28% today.
Republicans overwhelmingly favor less immigration, with 71% saying levels are too high, compared to just 19% of Democrats who feel the same.
More than 2 million such migrant encounters occurred in 2022, Gallup reported.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates the figure could double if a pandemic-era policy allowing border agents to expel migrants without giving them an opportunity to seek asylum is revoked.
DHS continues to prepare for the end of the Title 42 public health order, which is currently the subject of multiple court orders, and a return to processing all noncitizens under the Department's Title 8 immigration authorities.
President Joe Biden in his State of the Union address last week said immigration reform is a bipartisan issue, saying "America's border problems won't be fixed until Congress acts."
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