A Politico/Morning Consult poll was taken after a court ruling allowed Trump’s travel ban to be enforced in part, and had some surprising results. Despite all the difficulty to get it passed, and all the complaints from protest groups, it turns out most Americans support the travel ban.
The new poll found that 6 in 10 Americans support the ban.
Certain parts of the ban were finally allowed to go into effect a few weeks ago.
The travel ban being implemented reportedly requires “applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country,” a stipulation for which roughly 60 percent expressed their approval.
Some pundits say that over 50 percent of immigrants admitted each year have said ties, according to Spokesman.
“In all likelihood, I would expect we would end up with more than 50,000 this year,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International.
“Once we get to 50,000 there will inevitably be some number of refugees that meet the ‘bona fide’ test and if the administration monkeys around with that by trying to slow down approvals, then they’ll be in violation of the court decision.”Though a clear majority responded with their approval to the up-to-date travel ban, President Donald Trump has expressed preference for the original travel ban he released in March.
The President’s comments may reportedly have posed a threat to legal efforts to implement the policy, according to The New York Times.
“Talkative clients pose distinct difficulties for attorneys, as statements outside the court can frustrate strategies inside the court,” said Josh Blackman, a law professor at South Texas College of Law.
Since the travel ban was updated to be more in the middle, most human rights groups have stood down from creating massive protests over it.
Many groups said they continue to watch for what they call ‘human rights abuses’ within the immigration system, but are okay with the parts of it allowed to pass by the Supreme Court.
Supporters of President Trump are calling the ban a win, helping to keep the country safe.