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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:20 AM

72% want illegals to have a path to legal status

A large majority of Americans says that there should be a way for undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. legally as long as they meet certain requirements, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

The poll, which was released on Monday, found that 72 percent of Americans support granting legal status to immigrants who crossed into the U.S. illegally if they meet certain criteria. The figure represents a slight decline from a Pew survey conducted in March 2017, in which 77 percent of Americans said they were supportive of the idea.
Just 27 percent of overall respondents expressed opposition to finding a way for undocumented immigrants to have a path to legal status.

Pew noted the dip in support largely stems from changing views among Republicans.

Fifty-four percent of respondents who identified as Republican and Republican-leaning independents said they were supportive of granting legal status to undocumented immigrants while 45 percent were against the idea.

Just 38 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents were against a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in a 2017 Pew survey.

The survey also found that 42 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents would support an initiative to deport every undocumented immigrant in the U.S.

Democrats overwhelmingly support granting legal status to undocumented immigrants if certain conditions are met. Eighty-seven percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents said they were in favor of the idea.
https://thehill.com/homenews/457180-large-majority-of-americans-want-undocumented-immigrants-in-us-to-be-granted

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Reply 72% want illegals to have a path to legal status (Original post)
jh4freedom Tuesday OP
His Daughter Tuesday #1
jh4freedom Tuesday #3
Carl Tuesday #2
bfox74 Tuesday #4
Carl Tuesday #5
kevlar Tuesday #6

Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:48 AM

1. I think the questions would drive that kind of poll heavily

I think that those who qualified for DACA should have such an option. They were minors. I think the standards should be fairly objective and the results applied immediately. Multiple criminal or any felony convictions and you are gone.

For adults I think there should be expulsion. If the kids were US born, they can stay with citizen friends or relatives. Actions have consequences.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:40 PM

3. The question was

“Which comes closer to your view:
Undocumented immigrants should not be allowed to stay in the country legally.
There should be a way for undocumented immigrant to stay in the country legally if certain requirements are met.
https://www.people-press.org/2019/08/12/publics-priorities-for-u-s-asylum-policy-more-judges-for-cases-safe-conditions-for-migrants/

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:28 PM

2. Just one of the results.

There was a higher percentage wanting to stem the flow.

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Response to Carl (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:59 PM

4. I noticed jh4 conveniently left that out.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:45 PM

5. Along with a dead even polling of support for each party position.

I also did not find (although it may be in there somewhere) what the conditions listed in the cherry picked one the OP is about.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:34 PM

6. It's deliberate.

Lefty hacks do that sort of thing, lie by omission.

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