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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Americans support turning illegals into citizens

People rally for comprehensive immigration reform outside the White House  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
People rally for comprehensive immigration reform outside the White House
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of Americans support legal status for such immigrants.

The survey results come at the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, in which immigration is expected to be a key point of debate

The poll found that 56 percent of Republicans agree that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally should be able to stay — so long as they meet certain criteria. The poll question did not specify what those requirements might be.

The Pew survey also found that about half of Americans think a lot more can be done to secure the nation’s border. Border security is a common starting point among many Republicans for any plan to overhaul the country’s immigration system.

While 63 percent of Republicans also said they believed immigrants in the country illegally are a burden on the country, the Pew survey also suggests there is a growing divide between Republican voters and Republican lawmakers. Researchers found that only 34 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said the party is adequately representing their views on illegal immigration.

About half of Democrats, and those who lean left, say that party is doing a good job representing their view on the issue.

Support for allowing immigrants in the country illegally to stay can vary depending on how survey questions are worded. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll found that about half of Americans and a third of Republicans support either a path to citizenship or legal status, but that survey did not specify that immigrants must “meet certain requirements” to qualify, as the Pew survey did.

Still, the AP-GfK poll found that most Republicans could at least imagine voting for a candidate who wanted to keep in place President Barack Obama’s executive action to postpone many deportations in place.

Last year, Obama announced plans to expand a program that shields certain immigrants from deportation and allows them to legally work in the U.S. The expanded program, which could benefit more than 4 million people, is on hold after a federal judge in Texas ordered it halted pending a trial to determine if the effort is legal.

The Pew survey was conducted by telephone using landline and cellphones among 2,002 adults between May 12 and May 18. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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1 thought on “Americans support turning illegals into citizens”

  1. In a Recent TRUSTWORTHY polling by Rasmussen shows low levels of support for President Obama’s amnesty plan:

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that JUST 34 percent of likely U.S. voters favor the president’s plan to allow the illegal immigrants to remain in this country legally and apply for jobs. That’s down only one point from April, but support has been inching down from a high of 40 percent just after the president announced his intentions last November. Most voters (55 percent) still oppose Obama’s executive action on immigration.

    In related Rasmussen polling, only 27 percent of Americans think their country is headed in the right direction, with two-thirds believing the nation is going in the wrong direction. These values are essentially unchanged since Obama took office in January 2009.

    Even half of Democrats polled think the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction under Obama. The ONLY people who don’t care—one way or another—are the long term parasites who get free benefits and live off the working taxpayer.

    As we always knew, California and American elections are filled with fraud and corruption. Thanks to a new poll, we now know that approximately 13% of illegal aliens vote. Since they are already criminals, stealing ID’s or using phony ID’s; lie to get welfare, steal jobs—why not vote as they have nothing to lose. Since they can not be deported or jailed, they have nothing to lose. Obama is protecting these law breakers.

    Could this be why real citizens don’t vote—the illegal aliens outvote them? Worse, in close elections illegal aliens can make the difference. True unadulterated Corruption? Look at the ballot box. In fact, they could have elected a President and Senator!

    “Since 80 percent of non-citizens vote Democratic, according to the study, non-citizen participation could have “been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes [in North Carolina in 2008], and Congressional elections” such as the 2008 race in Minnesota in which Al Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate, giving “Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote” to pass Obamacare. The Old Dominion/George Mason study was sharply attacked by progressive critics, but the mounting evidence makes clear this is a real problem.”

    Great news for criminals from foreign nations—Barack Obama wants to give you tens of thousands of dollars for violating our laws—as well as jobs, welfare, free education and health care. Honest citizens will have to work long and hard to pay for the Obama/illegal alien benefits.

    “Taxpayers must have Social Security numbers in order to claim the EITC, and illegal immigrants aren’t supposed to have numbers. But Mr. Obama’s new deportation amnesty grants illegal immigrants work permits, which are then used to obtain Social Security numbers.

    IRS lawyers admit that once illegal immigrants get numbers, they can go back and re-file for up to three previous years’ taxes and claim refunds even for time they were working illegally.”

    It has been estimated that each illegal alien, under EITC, would be eligible for $25,000 a year–$75,000 in total—tax free. Sick.

    Read these disturbing Steve Franks report at

    The great initiation of a Donald Trump ultimatum was that he stated “I Would Build the Greatest Wall you have ever seen on the Mexican Border.” Trump cannot be bought like the Hillary Clintons and other politicians, who must be provided patron money to survive. Trump doesn’t need ‘Super Pacs’ money that wealthy donors use as favors to sweeten many politicians positions in Congress. Trump would be completely isolated from bribery that the People are ONLY aware of; that sometimes comes to light.

    It seems to me that a greatly successful Entrepreneur and top billionaire businessman Donald Trump would be a perfect choice for America as the president. With none of the questionable affiliation with the corruption in Washington and the power grabbers as the Clinton’s and Bush dynasties, whose unsavory reputation goes back to their earliest beginnings as for example Madam Hillary’s law office. Whereas Trump has exceptional abilities, to draw America out of its financial crisis and that he cannot be brought by insistent mega corporations.

    It would be Trumps commitment to lower the corporate tax, so that companies building outside the U.S; returning to manufacture their goods in America. By cutting the corporate tax rate, at least 2 Trillion dollars would find it returning to the U.S from tax havens, a benefit that would spiral the hiring of the estimated 35 million unemployed Americans and a decline in food stamps. Trump has a tough backbone and cannot be bribed by special interests and other foreign benefactors and would reject any issue, which this President and his minions have navigated against the American Economy. He is not beholding to the lobbyists and can stop them from tearing this country apart. He would stop the ultra Liberal zealots from changing our nation, into something Americans could not recognize. Click on Donald Trumps website to read his manifesto to return America to its greatness at httpss://

    Have you even noticed lately that the Left wing press has reduced commenting? I guess they don’t like the American people’s remarks any more, about the state of the Union under his majesty Obama and his Imperial court.

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