How Should the Immigration System Deal With Illegal Immigrants?


This week’s graphic, using data from PRRI’s Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey, illustrates the overall consensus among Americans on how the immigration system should deal with illegal immigrants, which crosses party lines. Majorities of Democrats (71%), independents (64%), and Republicans (53%) all agree that illegal immigrants should be permitted to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements. Members of the Tea Party stand out as the only political group in which a majority do not favor an earned path to citizenship.


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