New Poll Finds That 80% Of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities

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A stunning new poll conducted by Harvard-Harris, exclusively for The Hill, found that the overwhelming majority of Americans, 80% in fact, believe that illegal immigrants arrested for crimes should be turned over to federal immigration authorities rather than being harbored in so-called sanctuary cities.  Imagine that, Americans believe that local, state and federal law enforcement officials should actually enforce the law...shocking.

Meanwhile, 52% of those surveyed said they support Trump's executive order to build a border wall and revoke funding for sanctuary cities while 53% said they support his "immigration ban" that was recently overturned by the 9th Circuit court.

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Of course, this is undoubtedly unwelcome news for sanctuary cities across the country that are at risk of losing their federal subsidies for harboring criminal illegal aliens.  As we recently pointed out, just the top 10 sanctuary cities receive roughly $2.3 billion in federal subsidies every year.

As Reuters reports, U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to strip municipalities of federal dollars for shielding illegal immigrants threatens $2.27 billion in annual funds for the nation's ten largest cities, a Reuters analysis of federal grants found. While Trump has the authority to cut some kinds of funding to the cities, cuts to other federal funding would require an act of Congress. The total amount remains unclear, as federal money can be filtered through state governments or granted directly to social-service organizations or other groups. The numbers do not include federal money for law enforcement, which was excluded in the executive order, and programs like Medicaid, which are administered by state governments.


In other results, the poll found that 38% of Americans believe the 9th Circuit's overturn of Trump's immigration ban makes the country less safe while 51% believe that the cap on refugees entering the U.S. should be reduced.

A plurality — 38 percent — say the federal judge’s suspension makes the nation less safe. Thirty-six percent said the court’s ruling will have no impact, and 26 percent said it will make the country safer.


Forty-seven percent said allowing refugees into the country has a negative impact on the nation, compared to only 33 percent who said it has a positive effect.


When voters are told that the U.S. is slated to receive 100,000 Syrian refugees, 51 percent said that number should be lower, 34 percent said it is an appropriate number, and 15 percent said the U.S. should allow more.


“While there is broad support for comprehensive immigration reform, there is overwhelming opposition to sanctuary cities,” said Harvard–Harris co-director Mark Penn. “The public wants honest immigrants treated fairly and those who commit crimes deported and that's very clear from the data.”


“Americans support both comprehensive immigration reform and stronger vetting and reduced refugees — they want a mix of compassion, strong borders,” said Penn. “They see ISIS as the greatest threat to the country and that is spurring concerns about refugee migration.”

And, lest you think the poll was simply the reflection of a Republican "oversample", The Hill notes that the online survey included 2,148 registered voters with a partisan breakdown of 39% Democrat, 30% Republican, 27% independent and 5% other.

And, of course, it didn't take long for President Trump to share the polling data via twitter...

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mtanimal's picture

Gee, what a fucking surprise.

mtanimal's picture

Meaning, 20% of the people are either fucktarded or criminals in hiding.

johngaltfla's picture

I totally disagree. I support sanctuary cities. That way it is easier for the DHS to send in its stormtroopers and round up these dirtbag illegals.

yrad's picture

So, most people dont like illegal criminals?


Gotcha. Shocker.

Never One Roach's picture

Jill Stein demands a recount!

J S Bach's picture

The other 20% should be evicted along with the illegals.

knukles's picture

And what else in the NWO's plan will it be found that 80% of the people are in opposition?

Nobodys Home's picture

Substituting meat with vegetables.

bh2's picture

The illegals ARE the other 20%

wren's picture

This poll is crap. It wasn't done by CNN or MSNBC, it wasn't vetted by Anderson Cooper, George Soros didn't endorse this poll. It wasn't funded by the President of Mexico. FB blogs all say this isn't true. This is crap put out by conservatives who just think that facts are all that matter. That crime is bad. Just because your car was stolen by an illegal alien doesn't mean that person should be deported. Jesus guys, get a grip. What do you expect them to do? There are no lawns for Jose to mow in Mexico. Sending them south after cutting the heads off the cartels and taking all our jobs back. What are they to do? We need to stop worrying about our troops, stop being concerned about our veterans, we need to stop worrying about our taxes paying for these loving, caring, people who want nothing but to live off our welfare state. They deserve better than we can provide. We all should move out of our homes and let them move in. That's the neighborly thing to do. We need to feed them and their children and stop worrying about feeding our kids. We need to bring in more refugees so that they can see that blowing themselves up is wrong. And if we give them enough oxy's through our pharmaceutical industry, they will be jello-ified just like our children are. We need to expose them to our MSM so they can stop using their brains and thinking critically. We need more heroin so that we can support the deadbeat state.


Byebyebrownie's picture

Well done sir! Send the beaners home!!

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) johngaltfla Feb 21, 2017 6:38 PM




greenskeeper carl's picture

Fucktarded, criminals, or dependent upon the status quo for their paycheck. Can't forget that third possibility.


I'd like to see a poll asking howmany would support a complete freeze on immigration for a while. Im sure most on here would be OK with that. Most of our immigrants come from third world countries, we have enough third worlders living in our major cities as it is, we don't need to bring more in.

blindfaith's picture



Shamy on you, you are not being fair.


Lets get a tent city in Central Park, New York around Park avenue side, for these poor folks.  They did 80 years ago, why not now?

I mean all the eliets can have their maids go over with leftover vittles.

Then lets do Silacon Valley and San Jose...ho and San Francisco, Venic Beach and Malibu.  After that Bethesda Maryland and Crystal City Virginia.

These folks need to go where the real help is waiting.  Get with...

Déjà view's picture

Si Señ 1 for Spanish...2 for English...



"Yes, sir, press one for English, two for English, and any other key you want - for English. " 


Jam that factual news up your poop chutes, traditional Fake News Big Media Motherfuckers. 

Mr Pink's picture

80% of the country must be racist, xenophobic, Islamiphobic, literally Hitler, fascist, Nazi white supremicists

Mr Pink's picture

I know that ZH has degraded lately but are you all too stupid to see sarcasm? Back to 4chan I go....suck a bag of dicks you faggot shills

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

That's mighty thin-skinned for Fight Club isn't it?  Now you know the answer to the question "Why do I gotta be Mr. Pink!???!?"

You don't actually expect us to believe that 4chan is nice and polite to you -- do you?  

(I gave you +1 for the nice turrets barf)

Mr Pink's picture

4chan is the new Fight Club. ZH is censored and full of Shariablue shills

Never One Roach's picture

I thought it was good. I guess zh'ers are pretty tense these days...on edge what with all the cnn Fake News, Swedish riots and stuff.

MFL5591's picture

Not relavant, all that matters is what will get liberals elected.  The voting public and the lws do not matter to these scumbags!

thedude2u's picture

Ladies and gentlemen.  If you listen very hard, you can hear the death of the Democratic party with each ICE capture.  I really hope the sanctuary cities fight with all their might.  The backlash will require many buckets of popcorn to enjoy :)

Never One Roach's picture

Your commnet is one of the most insightful of the day. Ann Coulter discussed this in her latest book; namely, the goal of the DNC by letting immigrants flood in is to give them voting rights eventually and turn them into Dems who will forever keep the DNC in power in a totalitarian state where no other opinion or dissent is tolerated.


Trump's landslide win is a victory of democracy over (DNC) despotism.

Omen IV's picture

The right level for Immigration is the number ZERO !


get rid of DeBlasio as well

MuffDiver69's picture

Um...This nation ain't close to 39% democrat and 30% republican...Independents are nearly 1/3 of all voters in any true sample....All those numbers are off at least 10% off, but we don't want to give Trump any real credit for being right on all this ....Folks are tired of immigration as they stagnate or decline....

EuroPox's picture

Looks like it is time to consider a Constitutional amendment to allow for federal referendums.

Let the people speak - BREXIT worked out OK.

wakeupsheeps's picture

Too many illegals would be allowed to vote in the referendum...

mofreedom's picture

Beware the 100% approve-Trump-like-policy...the repubs may actually get on board.

south40_dreams's picture

The other 20% are insane or in prison......"democrats"

Guns N Metals's picture

Write your Mayor, tell that bureaucrat asshole to uphold our federal law and protect the citizens from foreign nationals in your city illegally. Just Say No to Sanctuary Cities.

yogibear's picture

These mayors are hosting illegals against the law.

Trump needs to stop all federal funds for these cities until they comply.

Let the libtards support them.

slyder wood's picture

 fer Chrisake, the insidious PC even creeps into ZH. By definition "illegal" is criminal, why differentiate between "honest" illegals and "criminal" illegals. Deport them all and make legal immigration even more restrictive. I swear, any self-loathing anglo or even some of the "tolerant" ZHers here will rue the day they considered illegal !ALIENS! as deserving of an exception. Thats the illegal's MO - exception to the rule, and it continues to be the MO until they and their enablers have absolute political/economic/social power.

sinbad2's picture

Exactly, if you want immigrants, you should have the right to choose which immigrants you want.

What if 500 million Indians or Chinese just arrived and made themselves at home.


To quote an ex Australian Prime Minister

"It is also about having an uncompromising view about the fundamental right of this country to protect its borders. It’s about this nation saying to the world we are a generous open hearted people taking more refugees on a per capita basis than any nation except Canada, we have a proud record of welcoming people from 140 different nations.

But we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come."

John Howard

rocknrollinhoneybadger's picture

Jeez, imagine that. You mean to tell me that people in the US want people to come to their country legally. If you listen to the liberal media and the lunatics of the left everyone in the US wants cheap labor to pick crops and support illegals.

GoldenDonuts's picture

80%?   So fucking well vote for somebody who will do something about it instead of the guy that you voted for last time because he was the guy that you voted for before that because he was a democrat.

Never One Roach's picture

Feels so good to WIN every day.

yogibear's picture

Trump needs to cut off the funds of these cities.

Let the cities scurry for funds.

Cities like Chitcago deserve it.

Spitball's picture

They need to cut these fuckers off at the knees. 

Hey Paul Ryan!!!!!   Where's my tax cut ya piece of shit?

Hey Mitch McConnell!!!!!!   Where's the repeal of Obumbacare Mr. Blue Waffle?

Pumpkin's picture

This is easy to explain.  19.99% are fucking card carrying idiots.  The rest are genius, card carrying satanists, wanting a NWO.

European American's picture

Any city that wants to make itself a "safe space" for illegals, is on their own, finanically speaking. Who, in their right mind would want to live in one of these hideously vile, vampire dens, anyway?

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Now take the 20% that do and line them up against a wall.

NoWayJose's picture

Most of these sanctuary cities could fly completely under the radar - just by holding a handful of dangerous illegals for the Feds. They could then ignore the other 98%. But when the 2% commit crimes, the focus turns to the 100%!

Zero_Hope's picture

What the Hell is wrong with the LibTarded 20%?

Dilluminati's picture

Oh common laws and all that, that's for the leagl people.

I'm just waiting like I was during the months before the election for the looks on the globalist faces when in April and then August the EU votes.

The liberals are so thoroughly discredited and in such a bubble that I get to laugh again all night.

bobdog54's picture

This makes me feel better, I have been worried for years that Americans were getting stupider and stupider with the Clinton 2nd term, Bush Jr 2nd term, Obama both terms and the support of a free shit Sanders and a criminal Hilliary over the last two decades.

I just hope it lasts and people keep their heads out of their asses in the future.

Free shit never ever works.
Not adhering strictly to the rulye of law never ever works.
No term limits never ever works.
Healthcare is not a right never ever.
Bankers never ever should control our currency.
Never ever is something a "religion" that vows to kill infidels.