Poll: 62 Percent of Americans Favor Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

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A majority of Americans are in favor of a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, according to poll commissioned by the Associated Press.

Not only do Democrat and independent voters favor this idea, but 53 percent of Republicans do too, according to this poll.

When the AP did this same poll in 2010 -- the year Brewer signed 1070 -- 50 percent favored a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. That number was 47 percent in 2009.

As our colleague Stephen Lemons pointed out today, it sure doesn't look like Governor Jan Brewer's following the curve, as she's still pimping out her signature on Senate Bill 1070 in order to raise cash, and she's trying to block the DREAMers from getting driver's licenses, even though it appears that the federal government says they should be able to apply for them.

"Much of the increase in support for a path to eventual citizenship has come among Republicans," according to the AP's story on the poll. "A majority in the GOP- 53 percent- now favor the change. That's up a striking 22 percentage points from 2010."

The poll also found that, overall, the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is even more popular. Sixty-three percent favor allowing people who were brought to the United States illegally when they were young to stay in the country, if they meet certain conditions.

However, that didn't have unanimous support from both parties -- 76 percent of Democrats support it, compared to 59 percent of independents, and 48 percent of Republicans.

This probably isn't incredibly surprising, as it's pretty close to an Arizona-based poll from 2011.

Then, 78 percent of Arizonans responding to the poll said they would support legislation allowing undocumented "long-time" residents to become citizens "if they pay a fine, pass a criminal background check here and their nation of origin, get a taxpayer I.D. number and demonstrate they can speak English."


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16 comments
sarum
sarum

I highly doubt it.  If any of that "62" % are in the ranks of the unemployed I say give them disability now based on mental incompetence to hold a job.

Eric W. N. Mulenfeld
Eric W. N. Mulenfeld

No it is not. The outside interests have molested our system of governance to the point that being human is subservient to being a "productive" member of the corporate machine or big industry. The average person cannot look at a supreme court ruling which gives economic entities called corporations legal status as a person and decide that a person should not be allowed to buy into the same share of america. Anyone who knows an illegal immigrant doesnt know what all the fuss is about.

DNichols
DNichols

January 2008 began:

The E-verify Law.

The I.C.E. Incarceration/Deportation Programs.

The "Foreclosure Crisis".

The "Bail Out Programs."

The "Great Recession".

The "New Ballooning National Deficit."

Fact is :  The Twenty-five year period prior to January 2008 was "The Most Prosperous Time in Total U.S. History.!

We all worked together for America's Prosperity!

The Hard Labor Immigrants gladly did for America was the very Foundation of our then Strong Economy!

"America is great becaus e it is good, when it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great".

Alex De Tocqueville

There is a reason those of you who agree with ripping apart Families, and Deporting good Parents away from their Legal Citizen Children are alligned with Supremist Groups!

To: Good, and Brotherhood, from Sea to shining Sea.

Stop the Racism/Stop the Hate.

robert_graham
robert_graham

HA!  Truth is more than 62 percent of American citizens oppose a pathway to citizenship so you had better wake up and smell the coffee you oxymorons!

trankmonk
trankmonk

Sounds to me like they may well be on to something there dude.

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StopTheHating
StopTheHating

So why are we still talking about immigration reform? Let's get it done.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Speak English????????


Hell, our Governor can't speak English.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Why are we sitting around talking about this?

Time for House Republicans to pass the DREAM Act ASAP.

DNichols
DNichols

Face the Facts: "Good will Prevail"!

I don't think what you are smelling is Coffee?!!

Keep hugging your Nazi Pals.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@StopTheHating If immigration reform happens it will be tighter enforcement and faster deportations. Nothing will happen the way you see fit.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@shadeaux14 First order of business.... ENGLISH ONLY!  Because isn't that our official language?  Second order of business... completely take away any and all amnesty.  Third order of business... step up the deportations hasty pronto.  Just like police have a quota to write traffic tickets, there shall be a quota for deportations.  Do you want to know what's next?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@shadeaux14  no she cant, but boy oh boy can she put away the cans of Old English (as long as she chases them down with scotch)

StopTheHating
StopTheHating

@JoeArpaioFan @StopTheHating This sounds like your wishful (racist0 thinking.In light of Deferred Action and the change of heart of the GOP, it is likely to be the exact opposite of what you want.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy

One has to wonder if GED Jan is expending taxpayer funds on the Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

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