The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation’s most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border.

When Gallup announced the results of the same poll two months ago, ‘immigration’ and ‘illegal aliens’ ranked eleventh out of 47 issues, attracting a deep level of worry from fewer Americans than those who put homelessness or foreign aid at the top of their lists.

But since then horror stories about children of all ages crossing illegally into the United States, most of them accompanied only by mercenary ‘coyotes,’ have dominated national news.

American taxpayers are on the hook for costs associated with housing, feeding and legally processing the minors.

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Gallup found that growing concerns about illegal immigration are largely driven by Americans in western states, where 24 per cent say it’s the most pressing U.S. problem.

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Some Democrats in recent days have seemed to welcome the deluge of ‘unaccompanied alien children,’ the term used by the Department of Health and Human Services.

‘We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,’ Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. ‘This is America. Our doors are open.’

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The question of what to do with more than 400 Central American children who reach the U.S. each day while they wait to see an immigration judge has become a heated one, with state after state declining to bear the financial burdens beyond what the federal government is willing to pay.

Concerns about communicable diseases have made those concerns all the more newsworthy.

Connecticut became the latest state to say ‘no mas’ on Tuesday, refusing to open a largely decommissioned facility for developmentally disabled adults.

The institution was slated to house 2,000 child immigrants.

In the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, which has absorbed at least 600 such children, public schools and hospitals are stretched to their breaking point.

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy told Fox25 in Boston that ‘it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed, the city’s budget is being substantially altered in order to accommodate all of these admissions in the school department.’

More than 600 new students have enrolled in public schools since May, including 248 from Guatemala–126 of whom are illegal immigrant minors.

‘Many of them [will] do two years in the ninth grade,’ the city’s school superintendent said, noting that a large number are illiterate.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has agreed to open up his city’s services to illegal immigrant children, drawing the ire of homeless advocates who say Angelenos living on the streets need help first.

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The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has organized more than 170 protests nationwide for Friday and Saturday, attracting Americans upset with President Obama for accommodating the influx of new immigrants.

The administration is hampered by a 2008 law that requires the federal government to offer temporary housing to children from ‘OTM’ countries–those ‘other than Mexico.’ The measure was passed in order to provide relief to minors fleeing human traffickers and sexual slavery.

Republicans in Congress say granting Obama’s latest funding request should be predicated on a change in that law so the U.S. can immediately deport such children, as it already does with Mexican nationals.

They also allege that the White House’s sudden immigration policy shift in 2012, which delayed the deportation of people brought to the U.S. as children before 2007, sent a message that the U.S. will welcome children regardless of their legal status.

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  • Publius Pompilius Quitus

    Alas, a good portion of the 17 percent may be our dear morally
    superior liberals fretting about the poor immigrants. But this is a good trend: I believe the same
    happened preceding nationalist successes in Europe earlier this year.

  • SentryattheGate

    As the head of the Border Patrol Union said, this border crisis is contrived, probably by the US government! Obama’s executive order helped set it up, by saying he would not deport illegal minors, and immigration reform activists encouraged more aggressive action, which we see now with so-called “asylum” seekers (knowing the loopholes in our immigration laws). I attended some Dreamer meetings at a local university, where the (self-avowed Marxist) Hispanic professor urged them to get aggressive, telling them that the only reason that American are against amnesty is “because of a long-standing, deep-seated racial hatred in America”! He led them to push my state to allow in-state college tuition to illegals.

    • kjh64

      “the only reason American are against amnesty is “because of a long-standing, deep-seated racial hatred in America”!

      I would have asked him if the only reason Mexico is against amnesty for millions of Americans to come to its’ country is because of racial hatred?

  • dmxinc

    So it’s taken an all out government sponsored invasion to get just 17% to take notice?

    Great.

    I’ve been fighting this problem for about 25 years. It wouldn’t be an issue if people would have cared before it became a problem.

    That’s not how people work.

    What will it take to get 80% to give a rip?

    • The pebble in their shoes. That’s what people care about most. Known as far back as ancient Rome.

      Tell people that the Indians are coming toward the fort, they won’t care. When people actually see the Indians jumping over the wall, then they run for the armory. That’s just the way it is. Always has been and will be.

      • dmxinc

        The problem is, at that point it is too late. Too late without a lot of bloodshed.

    • ElComadreja

      Nobody gives a damn until the problem is living right next to them. Whites are running out of places to run to. I don’t know if most still have the guts to fight.

  • Here is the list of ALIPAC’s protests:

    alipac (dot) us/f8/protest-times-locations-july-18-19-national-protests-against-amnesty-307111/

    Two in the St. Louis area, and one in Hannibal, where, if I can duck out of my job for a few hours, I will be on Saturday morning, as my current location of Montgomery City, Missouri, trolling the Montgomery County Fair for political gossip and networking with politicians and political types that like to hang around county fairs, has me closer to Hannibal than to St. Louis.

  • MekongDelta69

    There have been so many scandals (will list upon request!) coming from this regime and our dictator, that the average person simply can not keep up with them any more.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Yes, I get the impression that a lot of regular Americans are just sick of hearing about what terrible things Obama’s doing. There’s the illegal alien children issue, the VA scandal, the IRS scandal, Benghazi is still in the public consciousness, there’s DACA and Obama’s other executive orders, Obamacare, etc.

      I hope if they only pick one thing to pay attention to, it’s illegal immigration (and immigration in general). That’s the most important issue facing America today.

  • JohnEngelman

    I do not think it is the most serious problem. It contributes to what really bothers me, like the growing income gap.

    • LACountyRedneck

      It’s by far the most serious problem due in part to people like you. That and those that are causing this serious problem, ie. the destruction of the White race here.

      • JohnEngelman

        I am opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants. I do not care how long they have been in the Untied States. I want them to be identified and deported. I am opposed to H1B visas. I favor more restrictions for legal immigration.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Johnny the main reason there is a growing income gap is Because of illegal immigration. In other news a black person murdered his fat white wife.

      • propagandaoftruth

        In other news a black person murdered his fat white wife.
        ——————————-
        Evolution in action.

  • Vito Powers

    from the article:
    “Connecticut became the latest state to say ‘no mas’ on Tuesday, refusing
    to open a largely decommissioned facility for developmentally disabled
    adults.”

    Governor Malloy is running for re-election this year so of course he doesn’t want to be a part of the “welcoming society”. This is the same governor who early this year signed into law a bill providing Driver Licenses for “Undocumented” immigrants.

  • dd121

    Rush said today that the msm isn’t going to report any of the protests against immigration that are stirring around the country. I guess they’re afraid more people might get an idea that doesn’t fit the agenda.

    • Probably the real reason the media won’t cover them anymore is because they thought they could spin public opinion against us and for the enemy side with images of white people blocking buses full of “kids.” They couldn’t, so all they can do is try to stuff all our people’s work down a rabbit hole.

      • dd121

        Excellent point.

  • propagandaoftruth

    ‘We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,’ Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. ‘This is America. Our doors are open.’
    ——————————————
    All doors except for his. Wonder what this guy’s angle is…

    Google image time!

    Yup. This guy’s looking out for you and me, Amrenners!

    • He won’t look out for our interests. He won’t even look out for his own people’s interests. What’s his angle? Electing a new people to benefit his own party. He knows his own reelection for what’s left of his life is a safe bet. That’s the thing about black angst about immigration; we can’t take it seriously until they start voting out the John Lewises of the world. Hell, nobody took us seriously until June 10.

    • Whitetrashgang

      His angle is the 5 to ten million he is given to spew this crap and wreck America.On the other hand he does look like a snapping turtle, maybe that’s it.

    • M.

      Who votes for these guys?!

      • SentryattheGate

        The same people who voted for DC Mayor Marion Berry, NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin, Jesse Jackson Jr., Detroit Mayor (name?) etc., who were all convicted of embezzlement, fraud etc.then voted back in again!

  • kjh64

    “We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,’ Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. ‘This is America. Our doors are open.’”

    Really John? So if I come over to your house and want to live there, are your doors open to me and anyone else off the street who wants to live there too?

  • Stella

    Too bad it took so long.

  • John R

    Too many White people just figure they can run and hide, and follow along with the PC nonsense, and all will be okay. This time, the problem is staring them right in the face, and now, even some of the deluded White people in the country are waking to the fact that it is their replacement (Michael Savage’s term), or even genocide (my, and many fellow Amrener’s term) that is under way. I hope and pray that more White Americans will wake up before it is too late for our people and this nation.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Yup. I really don’t care how brainwashed they were anymore.

    Death is a proper karmic punishment for treachery as far as I’m concerned.

  • ElComadreja

    Only 17%? I guess it’s all over.

  • Hank Johnson. He, like Lewis, represents a Congressional district in Georgia.

  • Rich

    This analysis argues that the 2008 human trafficking law doesn’t apply to the young migrants using the legal definitions:

    http://cis.org/2008-trafficking-law-inapplicable-current-border-crisis