POLL: Canadians Want Illegal Immigrants Deported
Mar. 20, 2017
Canadians overwhelming favor deporting illegal immigrants in general, as well as recent illegal border crossers fleeing the US to Canada, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as their American neighbors, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent of Canadians said they supported “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally.”
When asked specifically about the recent border crossings from the United States, the same number – 48 percent – said Canada should “send these migrants back to the U.S.” Another 36 percent said Canada should “accept these migrants” and let them seek refugee status.
That’s a 12 point gap.