Through “deferred action” programs, relaxed deportation standards, and a host of other programs, the Obama Administration has created “relief” for illegal immigrants. However, the majority of American people believe that through these actions, the federal government is encouraging illegal immigration according to a recent Rasmussen poll. We at FAIR know this to be true.
The administration-created de facto amnesty actively encourages more illegal immigration. One only need look at last summer’s border surge for proof. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that DACA was a significant pull factor for unaccompanied minors and families to risk their lives to cross the border.
The truly humanitarian way to discourage illegal immigration is to enforce our immigration laws. Polling suggests that Americans agree.