NPR/Ipsos Poll: Majority Say They Believe Border Invasion Underway

More than half of Americans believe there is an invasion happening at the nation’s southern border, and large numbers of people, both Republicans and Democrats, are embracing extreme rhetoric concerning migrants, a new NPR/Ipsos poll reveals.

The survey, released on Thursday, showed that Republicans are more likely to have negative views of immigrants, reports NPR, with three-quarters of the GOP respondents saying that it is either entirely or somewhat true that the country is “experiencing an invasion.”

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has set an annual record for arrests at the border, apprehending migrants more than 1.8 million times. About half of those have been expelled under the Title 42 health policy put in place by former President Donald Trump, but hundreds of thousands have been able to seek asylum.

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