Poll: 31% approve of Obama on immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new poll released by Gallup found only 31% of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of immigration.
That is a 10% decrease since last year.
Approval from Democrats has fallen to 60%, with Republicans at 8% and Independents at 25%.
Some respondents want a change in immigration while others want the borders protected and illegal crossings reduced.
Recently the Obama administration put more restrictions on border agents, which many have said has tied their hands.
At the same time, there is a 56 % increase in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border compared to this time last year.
So far, more than 47,000 have crossed the border this year.
A CNN report said most came after the President began talking about immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
The greatest increased in illegal immigrants appears to be from Guatemala.
Vice President Joe Biden is in Guatemala today talking with leaders and is expected to ask them to take steps to reduce the number of people making the dangerous journey to the United States.