Monday, March 10, 2014

Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Read this article and see the results of the five most recent polls on immigration.   - - Donna Poisl

By Philip E. Wolgin and Evelyn Galvan

Just under a month ago, House Republican leaders put out a set of standards that laid out their principles for immigration reform, including, for the first time, an endorsement of legalization for the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the country. But the principles stopped short of offering a full pathway to citizenship, instead coming out in favor of legal status only.

How do the American people feel about immigration reform and a pathway to legal status only? Despite the many ways to phrase the question, five recent polls from January and February illustrate clearly that the public strongly supports immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, rejects approaches that would continue to give unauthorized immigrants second-class status, and will be disappointed if immigration reform fails to pass this year.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the five most recent polls on immigration. This is only the beginning of the story.

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