Commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area confronted quite a traffic snarl last week and local authorities believe the event could be the first of many as the debate over immigration in America reaches a fever pitch amid as Haitian immigrants come by the tens of thousands to the U.S.
A pro-amnesty group of protesters took to the streets–hoping to make a change by blocking the nation’s most famous, iconic Goldan Gate bridge.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) September 30, 2021
Carrying signs that read “No More Deportation” the protestors blocked traffic on the bridge early Thursday morning.
The blockage came following the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling that Democrats could not include amnesty provisions in their $3.5 trillion bill because reconciliation bills can only have budgetary measures, not major policy changes.
That means any amnesty provisions are unlikely in the near future.
Meanwhile, Biden’s poll numbers have plummeted on the issue of immigration.
A new survey released by Associated Press reports that only 35% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the crisis at the southern border, a decrease from 43% approval in April of this year. Only 60% of Biden’s own party approves of his job on the border, and 64% of Americans as a whole disapprove.
Illegal immigration has more than tripled since Biden took office.
“In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection played an important role in Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome, as well as in support of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ida and the people of Haiti after their earthquake. We rose to those challenges even as we continued our vital work in support of our economy and national security at our ports of entry and along our borders,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller. “In August, CBP processed a significant growth of legitimate travel and trade, with commercial truck transit on par with numbers at this point in Fiscal Year 2019, and passenger vehicle, pedestrian travel, and air travel numbers continuing to progress toward pre-pandemic levels.”