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Biden Adviser Dismisses Poll Supporting Mass Deportations, Defends Policies

James King, MPA
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Tom Perez, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and current senior advisor to President Joe Biden, rejected a poll indicating that a majority of voters support mass deportation of illegal immigrants. In an interview on CBS News, Perez defended the administration’s immigration policies and questioned the accuracy of the poll results.

Perez lauded Biden’s recent executive order, which provides a pathway to citizenship for thousands of illegal immigrants. “It’s the right thing to do, it’s the legal thing to do, and it’s the smart thing to do,” Perez stated, highlighting what he described as the president’s “balanced approach” to the border crisis.

When confronted with the poll results showing substantial voter support for mass deportations, Perez expressed skepticism. “I’d love to sit down with your polling team and show them how they’ve gotten this wrong,” he said, adding that he has seen different conclusions from other surveys.


The CBS News/YouGov poll, conducted from June 5-7, 2024, revealed that 62% of registered voters favor a national deportation program. This includes 53% of Hispanic respondents, despite Hispanics typically leaning Democratic. Only 38% opposed such a plan. The poll’s findings align with a key component of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, which advocates for a robust deportation strategy.

Perez maintained that Biden’s immigration policies are morally and legally sound. “We’re keeping families together, communities together, and we’ve got a workforce shortage,” he argued. However, the administration’s stance has faced considerable backlash on social media, with many users criticizing Perez’s narrative and the broader immigration policies of the Biden administration.