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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:02 AM

Poll: Majority wants Congress to establish path to citizenship for DACA recipients

Source: The Hill

By STEVEN SHEPARD 09/13/2017 05:56 AM EDT

A majority of voters want Congress to pass legislation that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to become citizens if they meet certain requirements, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted following the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the program protecting these so-called Dreamers from deportation.

The poll — conducted in the days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Sessions described as “unilateral executive amnesty” that “contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border” and “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans” — shows that 54 percent of voters want Congress to establish a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, and another 19 percent want Congress to allow them to stay without establishing citizenship.

“Not only do a majority, 73 percent, of voters want legislation protecting Dreamers from deportation, a majority want Congress to make that a priority,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer. “Overall, 65 percent of voters say protecting Dreamers should be either an important or top priority for Congress.”

Just 35 percent say ending the DACA program was the right thing to do — fewer than the 45 percent who say it was the wrong thing to do. Two-in-10 voters are not sure.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/dreamers-daca-citizenship-poll-242630

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:11 AM

1. I do not know if Congress as a whole, has the courage to pass a compresshensive bill with a

path to citizenship that is reasonable.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:27 AM

2. I don't think the house has the will, but I think

the senate does.

And what is "reasonable"? The Gang of eight bill made everyone "legal" with something like a blue card I believe it was called, which would be valid for 10 years. After 10 years immigrants would get a green card, and after another five they'd be able to apply for citizenship.

I don't think 15 years is "reasonable".....unless you're one of the 11 million undocumented who'd probably jump at that chance!

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