There is a huge immigration crisis at our border, and the Biden administration’s turn a blind eye to illegal migrants crossing then border is not translating into votes from the hispanic community.
“President Biden’s approval rating among Hispanics has plummeted as the historically Democratic bloc’s support for Republicans continues to increase, presenting an electoral problem for Democrats, whose immigration policies have fueled much of this shift” reports Just the News.
According to a a Quinnipiac poll released last week, only 26% of Hispanic voters approve of Biden’s job performance, compared to 54% who disapprove.
A staggering 41% of Hispanic voters “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s handling of the presidency, while just 12% “strongly approve.”
Hispanics represent the country’s second largest voting bloc by ethnicity.
A downward trend in Hispanic support for Biden has been ongoing for months. Biden comfortably won the Hispanic vote in 2020 with 59%, according to the Pew Research Center.
“Since then, however, Hispanic support for the president has plummeted, reaching the 30s last year and now the 20s. Even polling finding a higher approval rating for Biden among Hispanics today still shows a 20-plus-point drop over the past year” adds Just the News.
There may also be an entire shift away from the Democratic Party as a whole for the Hispanic voting population.
Just the News’ research uncovered:
The National Republican Congressional Committee’s Battleground Survey Project, for example, found that Republicans have made substantial gains among Hispanic voters since the 2020 elections, narrowing the gap by almost 20 percentage points.
Other polling has shown Hispanics evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, a seismic shift from what was once a lopsided balance in favor of Democrats.
Even polling finding a less dramatic shift still shows Hispanics are now migrating across party lines to the GOP.
One sign of this shift manifesting in electoral politics was last year’s Virginia gubernatorial race. Glenn Youngkin, the Republican victor, won the Hispanic vote by about a dozen points, once an unthinkable margin.
Polling has shown a strong majority of Americans — and upwards of 70% of Hispanics — are increasing in disapproval how Biden is handling immigration specifically, including of the southern border.
“The Biden administration’s tone-deaf pandering has completely backfired,” said Anna Paulina Luna, a Hispanic-American of Mexican descent who’s running for Congress in Florida’s 13th District. “Hispanics on border towns are especially frustrated with the irresponsible messaging of the current administration regarding illegal immigration and open borders.”
The mayor of one such town near the border, Uvalde, Texas, said he believes the situation at the border will cause many Democrats to vote for Republicans in November.
“I think you’re going see a lot of people that would normally go Democrat … vote red,” Mayor Don McLaughlin told the “Just the News, Not Noise” television program, noting Democrats don’t want to discuss the border at all.
“By ending Title 42, President Biden welcomes an influx of migrants to the U.S. that our system is not prepared to handle,” Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) told Just the News this week. “He has no plan to solve the issue at our southern border, and it’s hitting my community — the Hispanic American community — the hardest.”
“We Latinos don’t want open borders,” she added. “We want safety for our families, order at the border, and a growing economy.”
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Texas has raised over $55 million from private donations to secure border, build a wall
As of September 12, the state of Texas has raised a little over $55 million in private donations, to secure the southern border and build a wall. “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
“The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” Abbott’s statement reads. “Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”
In addition to finding money for a border wall, Abbott has signed legislation which designated Mexican drug cartels as domestic terrorists, and has called on President Joe Biden to do the same.
“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are producing it,” said Governor Abbott in a statement. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. In order to save our country, particularly our next generation, we must do more to get fentanyl off our streets.”
“As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott’s request to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations” reports Just The News.
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