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Poll: 84 Percent of Americans Support Turning Illegal Immigrants Over to Authorities
A newly released poll conducted by Harvard-Harris revealed that a majority of Americans support turning in illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The June poll found that a massive 84 percent of Americans favor turning in illegal immigrants. Only 16 percent said that federal agents should not be notified. The poll was conducted less than a week after president Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 20 to help stop family separations at the border. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered that children and parents who crossed the border illegally and were subsequently separated, be reunited within 30 days, even sooner if the child is under 5. Another finding in the poll revealed that 64 percent of Americans believe notifying immigration authorities when immigrants are arrested for crimes decreases crime because it takes criminals off the streets. In contrast, only 36 percent believed that notifying the authorities would increase crime.