Fewer than 2-in-15 American Voters Are Aware of the Mass Immigration Crisis at the Border
Less than two-in-15 American voters are aware of the soaring levels
of illegal immigration across the United States-Mexico border, a new
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that when Americans are asked
how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only
about 13 percent answer correctly. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of
Americans believe illegal immigration levels are vastly lower than they
For example, there were nearly 100,000 border apprehensions in April, alone. This puts illegal immigration at the southern border on track to outpace every year
of illegal immigration under former President Obama and take the U.S.
back to Bush era levels. At current rates, experts project there to be
863,000 border apprehensions this Fiscal Year, though this only counts
illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those
who successfully cross.
Since Fiscal Year 2010, the number of border crossers and illegal
aliens apprehended trying to enter the U.S. has been anywhere between
300,000 to 500,000.
In the Harvard/Harris Poll, though, less than two-in-15 American
voters correctly said there are between 250,000 to 500,000 border
apprehensions each year. Meanwhile, more than three-in-four Americans
incorrectly said there are between zero to 250,000 border apprehensions a
Even among Republican voters, conservatives, and Trump supporters, a
plurality of 35 percent incorrectly estimated that there are only 10,000
to 100,000 border apprehensions each year.