Almost half of Americans want to deport child refugees

Dara Lind at Vox has the story:

Immigration polling consistently shows that Americans want something to be done to fix the immigration system, and aren’t necessarily picky about what that is. …. As the child and family migrant crisis has continued to be in the news over the last few weeks, more Americans are beginning to believe that it’s a serious problem. That means they want something done, quickly. And deporting all the children and families who have come to the US is the most obvious option for quick and decisive action.

That’s the takeaway from a new poll that YouGov and the Huffington Post put out [yesterday.]


Episcopal Church leaders including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies and diocesan bishops including the Rt. Revs. Andy Doyle, Jim Mathes and Todd Ousley have called on Congress to treat the children with compassion, and the Episcopal Church’s Washington office has submitted testimony buttressing this case.

What do you think should be done?

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