May 17, 2019

There were nearly 100,000 apprehensions of illegal border crossers in April alone, and we’re on track to hit 863,000 in the current fiscal year.  And those are just the ones who got caught, not the ones who get in.  Since 2010, the average number has been between 300,000 and 500,000 a year. Yet most Americans have no idea just how bad the illegal immigration problem is.

A new Harvard/Harris Poll found that when Americans were asked how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only about 13% guessed correctly.  That’s about two out of 15 people.  Meanwhile, over three-quarters of Americans estimated illegal immigration levels as vastly lower than they really are.

Even 35% of Republicans, conservatives and Trump voters estimated that only between 10,000 and 100,000 illegal aliens get in per year.  Interestingly, when told that the real number was as high as 100,000 a month, the number of respondents who agreed with Trump that it’s an emergency and we need to build a border wall jumped to a majority of 52 percent.

Why are people so misinformed about such an important issue?  Maybe because they get their news from such “trusted sources” as the New York Times, whose editors spent the past year smugly assuring readers that Trump is a racist liar and there is no “crisis” at the border…until a few weeks ago, when they finally admitted that Trump is right, there is.  Wonder how long it will take them to admit that Trump was right when he accused them of publishing fake news?

And here’s further proof that people who rely on leftist news outlets for information about the border situation are sadly misinformed.

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  • Michael J. Hardy

    05/18/2019 07:22 AM

    I believe the Dems want illegals in their areas to raise the head count for the census. It would mean more representation in congress for the same voting population. More importantly, more Electoral College votes to elect the President. More people same voters.


  • Joanne Sgrignoli

    05/18/2019 07:02 AM

    What saddens me most is that people don't take the time to research information beyond MSM. Who wants their news from the Mockingbird media? I stopped watching/reading/listening to MSM 3 years ago. I do watch Fox news but they're not my only source. There are unbiased sources out there.

    Coming to conclusions on the basis of misinformation and downright lies isn't very smart and not an intelligent thing to do.

    Thank God for President Trump. Thank God for bringing the truth into the light. Thank God for people like you, Mike Huckabee!

  • Firewagon

    05/17/2019 05:10 PM

    "Illegals in America" LOL! The comedy stat that most talking heads and even our elected officials love to point out is that "11-12 Million illegals are in the country." Those numbers have not changed over at least the last ten (10) years! Few note that with 100,000 apprehended in one month, another 300,000-400,000 get in and are NOT apprehended! The 'guesstimate' ratio is, conservatively, one in four are caught - and several would say only one in five (1.5)! Those numbers tell you, as I have only heard Tucker Carlson remark on, there are already over 30 (THIRTY) million illegal aliens in this country, and likely MORE. That represents nearly 10% of America's entire population - America's black community is only 13%! Anybody still curious why the DemonRATS would want to let ANY and ALL vote?