August 2019

A Majority of Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Legally Stay in the USA

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of Americans want there to be away for illegal immigrants to become legal residents.  The survey, conducted from late July to early August, found that only 1/4 of Americans want all undocumented immigrants to be deported. 54 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents agreed that there should be a way for undocumented immigrants to legally remain.  90 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents also support a legal path for undocumented immigrants.  In terms of policies on illegal immigration,40 percent of Americans agree with Democratic policies and 39 percent agree with Republicans.  A drastic difference in beliefs between the two parties is apparent in regards to the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border,  as 71 percent of Democrats believe it’s important to provide safe and sanitary conditions, while only 32 percent of Republicans said the same. 65 percent of Republicans believe it is important to reduce the number of immigrants coming to the USA for asylum, compared to only 24% of Democrats.