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Concerns Over Immigration Surge Ahead Of Biden's Border Trip

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A new survey from Gallup has found that immigration has surged to the top of most important issues facing the US since a previous poll in January.

  • Gallup: “Significantly more Americans name immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. (28%) than did a month ago (20%). Immigration has now passed the government as the most often cited problem, after the two issues tied for the top position the past two months. The government ranked first each month from January through November 2023.”
  • Gallup, “started compiling mentions of immigration in 1981. The 28% currently naming immigration as the most important problem essentially ties the 27% reading from July 2019 as the highest in Gallup’s trend.”
  • President Biden will travel to Brownsville, Texas on the US-Mexico border on Thursday to wrestle the immigration narrative away from the Republican party and former President Donald Trump who is holding a duelling event a few hundred miles away in Eagle Pass.
  • Biden is expected to highlight that the role of Trump and Congressional Republicans in torpedoing a bipartisan Senate deal in January which would have overhauled policy and diverted 10s of billions of dollars of funds to border security.
  • It is unclear if Biden will deliver remarks at the border or unveil any of the executive actions on border security the White House is considering.

Figure 1: Most Important Issues Facing the Country

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A new survey from Gallup has found that immigration has surged to the top of most important issues facing the US since a previous poll in January.

  • Gallup: “Significantly more Americans name immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. (28%) than did a month ago (20%). Immigration has now passed the government as the most often cited problem, after the two issues tied for the top position the past two months. The government ranked first each month from January through November 2023.”
  • Gallup, “started compiling mentions of immigration in 1981. The 28% currently naming immigration as the most important problem essentially ties the 27% reading from July 2019 as the highest in Gallup’s trend.”
  • President Biden will travel to Brownsville, Texas on the US-Mexico border on Thursday to wrestle the immigration narrative away from the Republican party and former President Donald Trump who is holding a duelling event a few hundred miles away in Eagle Pass.
  • Biden is expected to highlight that the role of Trump and Congressional Republicans in torpedoing a bipartisan Senate deal in January which would have overhauled policy and diverted 10s of billions of dollars of funds to border security.
  • It is unclear if Biden will deliver remarks at the border or unveil any of the executive actions on border security the White House is considering.

Figure 1: Most Important Issues Facing the Country

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