Posted on August 24, 2021

Majority Support Deporting Illegal Immigrants Who Test Positive for COVID-19

David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, August 23, 2021

A majority of the public favors sending back illegal immigrants who test positive for COVID-19, along with other government restrictions to slow the spread of the virus, according to a new Echelon Insights poll commissioned by the Washington Examiner.

About 72% strongly or somewhat support immediately deporting those caught illegally at the southern border who test positive, versus only 17% who strongly or somewhat oppose.


Still, a substantial majority of Democrats, 65%, supported sending back illegal immigrants who tested positive for COVID-19. But the measure was still more popular among Republicans, at 83%.

The poll also found substantial support for employers enforcing vaccine mandates.