A stunning new poll from a longtime Clinton insider raised eyebrows throughout Democratic circles this week, revealing a whopping 84% of Americans favor turning illegal immigrants over to federal authorities when arrested.
According to the Hill, Democratic pollster and Clinton associate Mark Penn revealed the staggering statistic Thursday, adding that the data was remarkably “out of sync” with the liberal outcry surrounding undocumented workers and “family separations” along the US-Mexico border.
“I asked them, ‘Do you think notifying ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] would in fact increase crime because it would inhibit people from reporting crimes or does it decrease crimes because it takes criminals off the street,’ and they overwhelming said ‘decrease,’ ” Penn said.
“When someone’s arrested, they expect someone will notify federal immigration authorities just as they would expect someone who violates state tax law will find out that they notified the IRS,” he added.
Read the full report at the Hill.