Two-Thirds of Hispanic Voters Favor Closing Southern Border

As the May 23 deadline for ending Title 42 imposed by Joe Biden approaches, a new poll published this week shows that a significant majority of Hispanic voters are in favor of closing down the southern border to stem the tide of illegal entry into the country.

The poll conducted by Convention of States Action and the Trafalgar Group found that fully 65 percent of Hispanic voters said a temporary shutdown of the border is a good idea. That compares with the 56 percent of all voters who oppose closing the border.

The numbers were strikingly different between the two large political parties, with 89 percent of Republicans favoring closure and only 22 percent of Democrats agreeing.

A different poll indicated how unpopular the Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42 enforcement is. Title 42 is the Trump-era public health order that empowers law enforcement officers to immediately return illegal immigrants to the border as a measure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Among Hispanic voters, 44 percent opposed ending Title 42 and 40 percent said they favored its termination.

Several states have joined a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the proposed closure. A federal judge has entered a temporary order prohibiting the administration from ending the order. The administration has appealed that decision to a federal appeals court. It joins in with leftist critics of the lawsuit in claiming that Title 42 was based on racism and xenophobia against illegal immigrants of color.

In addition to the bad news about Hispanic voters, the Democrats are also seeing diminishing support among black voters in general. NBC News reported that many black voters now feel that it is irrelevant who is in office and they do not see a difference between Democrats and Republicans. A large number of black voters said they do not plan to vote at all in the 2022 midterm elections.

Current expert projections indicate Republicans are positioned to make significant gains in this year’s midterm elections. It is likely they will retake control of the House and have a decent opportunity at retaking the Senate.