Hispanic Approval Of Joe Bidenís Border Policy Is Even Lower Than The Rest Of America

April 15, 20213:12 PM ET

Hispanic American approval for President Joe Bidenís handling of the ongoing border crisis is even lower than the rest of Americansí, according to a Wednesday poll from Quinnipiac University.

Just 29% of all Americans approve of Bidenís handling of the border crisis, which has seen record-breaking rates of illegal crossings and apprehended minors,
according to the poll. Only 27% of Hispanic Americans approve of Bidenís handling of the crisis, alongside 25% of white Americans. However, a notably high 56% of black Americans support Bidenís handling of the crisis.

The poll surveyed 1,237 U.S. adults between April 8-12 and has a margin of error of +/- 2%.

Zaid Jilani

Joe Biden's overall border policy approval is 29%. The approval among Hispanic Americans in particular is lower, at 27%

10:06 AM ∑ Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly encountered over 171,000 illegal migrants in March 2021, a 400% increase compared to March 2020, according to preliminary figures reported by The Washington Post.

Republicans and experts say Bidenís policies
are a leading cause for the ongoing surge of border crossings.

Bidenís administration has
sought to deny the existence of a crisis at the border even as it reopens Trump-era facilities to house minors crossing the border. Reporters repeatedly put Biden on the defensive on several aspects of his immigration policy throughout the press conference.

Critics have argued that his emphasis on
rejecting the ďcrueltyĒ of former President Donald Trumpís immigration policy has sent a message that it is now safe to cross the border illegally

tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead his administrationís effort to handle the surge in late March. Harris has yet to visit the border but plans to travel to Mexico and Guatemala soon and meet with leaders to discuss the roots of the problem.