Sunday, April 02, 2006

Majority of Americans Want Immigrants to Stay

"Overall, 56 percent of Americans favor offering illegal immigrants a shot at some kind of legal status; roughly two-thirds of those ages 18-34 like the idea and an equal share of those with a college education agree, the AP-Ipsos survey found."

Congress has it all wrong pretty much. This Associated Press poll (from Yahoo news) also found: "Americans were skeptical that erecting a fence along the border with Mexico would reduce the number of illegal immigrants — two-thirds doubted it would work" and "[w]hile Democrats were more likely to support temporary worker status, with 62 percent favoring the idea, even among Republicans there was majority support, by a narrower 52 percent..."

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