Poll: 60% of American Voters Back New Travel Pause

Migrants pass through Slovenia
Migrants pass through Slovenia (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Sixty percent of American voters back President Donald Trump’s revised travel restrictions from the six designated countries, suggested a new poll released by POLITICO/Morning Consult (a non-partisan media company).

Voters were asked if they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country.”

Sixty percent responded that they support the guidelines while 28 percent opposed. Last month, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center indicated that 57 percent opposed the temporary travel ban. The poll was conducted before the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to allow part of the “travel pause” to be enacted.

The current poll indicates:

  • 84 percent of Republican voters support the revised ban versus nine percent who oppose it
  • 56 percent of independent voters support the revised ban versus 30 percent who oppose it
  • 41 percent of Democrats support the revised ban versus 46 who oppose it

The survey was conducted June 29-30 and polled 1,989 registered voters.

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And in Europe…

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said seven out of every 10 people crossing the Mediterranean Sea and entering Europe are not legitimate refugees but rather economic migrants.

As reported by the UK’s Express, this year to date, 84,830 people arrived in Italy from Libya, up 19 percent from the same period last year with no let up in sight.

Meanwhile, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said hundreds of jihadis disguised themselves among the more than one-million migrants that entered Germany in the past two years.

As reported in The Daily Caller, the agency is expecting attacks in Germany to be carried out by some of these militants.

“We have to assume that we can expect further attacks by individuals or terror commandos in Germany too,” said BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen. “Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV, and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany.”

The agency identified a total of 24,400 Islamists that are active in Germany. Although the number is slightly less than last year’s total, the fact that these individuals are operating in “a more violence-prone” environment makes the overall threat of terror attacks more probable.

 

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Meira Svirsky
Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org