Majority Of Americans Disapprove Biden's Handling of Southern Border Crisis, Poll
Border crisis showing Biden is out of his depth
The majority of Americans have to disapprove of how Joe Biden has handled the spiraling crisis at the southern border.
Just 29% of Americans approve of how Biden is handling the crisis, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.
But 55% of Americans disapprove of Biden's handling.
The figures come despite the fact that Biden has a 48% overall approval rating.
Tim Malloy, the Quinnipiac University polling analyst, said Biden is facing the same problems Donald Trump faced at the border.
But Malloy failed to mention the surge of migrants at the border has increased significantly since Biden axed Trump's policies.
“Though he gets generally positive numbers on his domestic strides as he nears his first 100 days in office, the president is confronting the same political quagmire south of the border that bedeviled his predecessor,” Malloy said.
“The border with Mexico, and the people trying to cross it, loom as a familiar crisis.”
According to enforcement statistics from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), CBP agents interacted with 551,614 migrants as of March.
The U.S.-Mexico border saw 405,036 migrants cross the border in the entire fiscal year of 2020.
CBP agents noted a massive uptick in drug trafficking over the southern border in March.
According to CBP's March data, there were 4,089 pounds of drugs being smuggled over the border.
Over the past six months, the second-highest amount of drugs apprehended was 2,979 pounds.
In comparison, over the past six months, the second-highest amount of drugs apprehended was 2,979 pounds.
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently demanded Biden restore Trump's immigration policies, which were effective in stemming mass immigration.
Abbott said restoring Trump's policies would be the most effective way to tackle the crisis at the U.S. southern border.
“This problem will continue to get worse because of the policies that have been adopted by the Biden administration."
“What the president could do is to immediately put back in place the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocols that were established in the prior administration."
"He could continue to build the wall along the border in South Texas."
Since March, over 172,000 illegal immigrants were encountered by CBP agents, according to statistics released on April 8.
The figure is up from just over 101,000 individuals encountered in February.