Poll: Most Americans back path to citizenship for illegal immigrants (I don't think so)Submitted by meekandmild on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 14:20
More than 60 percent of Americans back a path to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, according to a new poll of nearly 4,500 people conducted by the Brookings think tank and the Public Religion Research Institute.
Those who identified as Democrat and independent were more likely to say immigrants should be given a chance to legalize and become citizens, with 71 percent and 64 percent of those groups, respectively, backing citizenship. But a slight majority of Republicans—53 percent—also said the immigration system should give illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens.
Lots of comments disagree too.