September 18, 2017 – The Jack News released the results of its recent online poll about the way that Congress should approach the recent controversy over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
More than three-quarters of respondents believe that Congress should either pass DACA or some other immigration reform.
They were responding to the question, “How should the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy be dealt with now that President Trump has repealed it?”
Of the four responses available, the top two responses favored some pro-immigration action by Congress:
- 46 percent said that Congress should pass other immigration reform
- 30 percent said that Congress should pass DACA.
The percent of respondents against immigration legislation were substantially lower:
- 14 percent said that Congress should not reform immigration, but should instead enforce current laws.
- 10 percent said that Congress should not pass DACA.
Since the DACA decision was announced by President Trump, The Jack News has recently published a number of articles about DACA, and immigration policy. Among the pieces include:
- Gary Johnson: Congress Must Do the Right Thing for Childhood Immigrants with DACA (September 5)
- Republicans Must Join Democrats To Pass DACA With A Veto-Proof Majority (September 5)
- Here Are The Three Different Libertarian Positions On Immigration (September 6)
- What Do Republicans Think About Immigration? Hint: It’s Not What Ronald Reagan Believed. (September 7)
- Jim Gray: Fixing the DACA Program Must Be Done Through Constitutional Means (September 11)
- Democrats Claim President Obama Was Pro-Immigration, But Was He Really? (September 16)
Additionally, two weeks ago, The Jack News weekly poll asked whether President Trump was right to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio: In the poll, 78 percent opposed it, and 22 percent supported it.
Arpaio had been convicted for felony contempt of court after refusing to obey a federal court order to stop racially profiling Hispanics for immigration enforcement.
(Protesters demonstrate to demand immigration reform in front of the White House August 30, 2017, in WashingtonOrganized by The Franciscan Action Network, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Church World Service and Sisters of Mercy and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, the rally began seven days of prayer and fasting to demand the Trump Administration protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.)