WASHINGTON – It's not just conservatives that are frustrated with lawmakers allowing human trafficking, dangerous drug flow and burdening taxpayers with the cost of sheltering those in the U.S. illegally, a new survey says Friday.
In the midst of a government shutdown over disagreements about building a border wall, two-out-of-three voters still think illegal immigration is a serious issue, but nearly half of voters think the government isn’t working hard enough to stop it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government is doing too little to stop illegal immigration, up five points from 43% who felt the same way in August. Twenty-eight percent (28%) believe the government is doing too much to stop illegal immigration, down from 34%, while 17% think the government’s level of action is about right.
Drug smuggling and human trafficking are of urgent concern to border patrol.
With the help of Mexican police, an underground tunnel assumed to be for drug smuggling between Mexico and California was discovered in October 2018. US agents determined that the tunnel’s entry point included a shaft in Mexico that was approximately 31 feet deep, with a total length of 627 feet, of which 336 feet were inside the United States. Agents reached an exit shaft that went approximately 15 feet up towards the surface, but did not yet have a an exit point into the US.