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Published On: Thu, Apr 26th, 2018

UC Berkeley survey finds California voters support Trump’s deportation of illegals

A new UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society survey yielded shocking results for the leftists in California, particularly those decrying President Trump’s immigration policies. Over half of those polled found is “somewhat important” or “very important” to to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants – illegal aliens.

About 24 percent of the survey’s participants said it’s “very important” for the U.S. to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants, while 35 percent said it’s “somewhat important,” according to the poll. That viewpoint even held true in the Bay Area, where 25 percent of those surveyed said increasing deportations is very important and 35 percent said it’s somewhat important.

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And about 49 percent of Californians support temporarily banning people from Muslim-majority countries, according to the poll. In the Bay Area, 44 percent of residents support the ban, the least out of any region in California.

“It’s a state whose progressive movement has grown and matured… and yet we’re still seeing high levels of inequality across the state and other social justice issues that are problematic,” said Olivia Araiza, director of the Haas Institute’s Blueprint for Belonging project, which commissioned the survey.

“This is a purple state and there are fairly blue areas and fairly red areas such as San Diego and the Inland Empire,” said Melissa Michelson, a political science professor at Menlo College. “There are plenty of conservatives in California. I think we forgot that millions here actually did vote for Donald Trump and do support his policies.”

The poll comes as California, the nation’s only sanctuary state, has fought with the Trump administration in recent days over sending National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico to assist with securing the border.

Other findings: 71 percent of residents think that establishing a pathway to citizenship for immigrants is somewhat or very important; 79 percent support a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers — the young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children — and 66 percent reject the idea that a border wall is an important immigration policy.

COMMENTARY: I can 100% agree with the results of this poll, including the closing findings, which have fueled social justice activists’ rejection of the early data. The key phrase is “pathway” as most Americans, myself included, want a faster, less expensive and less cumbersome method for citizenship. Moreover, we don’t want them deported if they want to stay and become citizens.

We don’t support amnesty, giving illegals voting rights or other benefits – just make them citizens.

The wall, BTW, is just a big waste of money. Securing the border and building a wall are two separate things.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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