A poll released on February 28 by Mexican newspaper Excélsior and polling firm BGC said that 74% of Mexicans reject any attempt by the United States to deported non-Mexicans to Mexico, a policy that the Trump administration is promoting.
According to the telephone poll, which interviewed 400 Mexicans and has a margin +/-5% margin or error, 15% were in favor of this policy. Other findings from the poll included the following:
- 65% of respondents said that were aware of Trump’s immigration enforcement policies.
- 61% of respondents believe that the U.S. government is trying to deport any undocumented person in the country.
- A little over a quarter of respondents believed that the U.S. should deport individuals who associated with gangs or drug cartels, committed a crime or are seen as a threat to U.S. national security. However, 51% said that it is not acceptable to deport people who have been in the U.S. for less than two years.
- Only 5% of respondents said it was totally unacceptable for immigration agents to be the ones who determine whether an undocumented person is seen a threat to U.S. national security.
- 90% of respondents said that they believe international organizations should help the defend the human rights of undocumented Mexicans in the United States.
- 63% of respondents said believed that Mexicans who are deported back to Mexico will only head back to the United States.
The original Spanish-language story is below. For a Spanish release about the poll, click here.