Monday, June 8, 2009

New poll shows support for immigration reform but also tighter restrictions

Photo of The Immigrants (1973) by Luis Sanguino near the entrance to Castle Clinton, Battery Park, New York City under Creative Commons from melanzane1013.

A recent poll by the Pew Center for the People and the Press shows an upswing in support for immigration reform. Sixty-three percent (63%) were in favor of "providing a way for illegal immigrants currently in the country to gain legal citizenship if they passbackground checks, pay fines and have jobs?" Interestingly, the same poll showed that 73% of respondents wanted the United States Government to "restrict and control people coming to live in our country more than we do now." You can read the full report here.

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