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Friday March 22, 2013

More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

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A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates that a clear majority of Americans (63%) support an earned “path to citizenship” for the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

The survey showed that regardless of party affiliation Americans want the undocumented to earn citizenship under certain conditions.  71 percent of Democrats favored a path to citizenship while 53 percent of Republicans favored it.  A key base within the Republican Party, white evangelical Protestants also support the undocumented becoming citizens at 56 percent.

The number of Americans supporting a path to citizenship increased from 63 percent to 68 percent when asked to choose between securing borders while offering earned citizenship.

In spite of overwhelming support for citizenship only 24 percent of Americans say that reforming immigration should be the government’s highest priority, ranking immigration reform sixth out of seven issues.

Click here to read the entire report. 

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