Poll: 83% of Americans support pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants

Poll: 83% of Americans support pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants

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Large majorities of voters favor granting work permits or citizenship to illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, according to the latest Fox News poll.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients, or Dreamers, who do not apply for renewal in time will lose their status starting in March 2018. President Donald Trump announced Sept. 5 he was ending the Obama-era program giving Congress a six-month window to act on the program.

Trump met with Democratic leaders Sept. 13 to discuss the issue, but tweeted Sept. 14 that no deal was made.

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Sixty-two percent say it is extremely or very important Congress pass immigration law that will address the Dreamers. Voters think this is more important than passing new health care (58 percent important) or tax reform legislation (52 percent).

Former President Obama announced DACA in June 2012 saying, “This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.”

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