CNN Poll: 88% Support Legalization of Undocumented

Americans oppose The Wall

Americans oppose The Wall

A new CNN/ORC poll shows an American electorate that rejects anti-immigrant extremism. The survey, conducted from Sept. 1-4, asked Americans about a number of immigration issues in the news this electoral season including legalization of undocumented immigrants and The Wall.

According to the poll, 58% of respondents oppose building a wall along the Mexican border. That is up from less than 50% a year ago. 74% said that they doubted that Mexico would ever pay for a border wall.

An even larger margin support immigration reform. Here is the question on legalization asked in the survey:

Now, thinking about how the U.S. government should treat illegal immigrants who have been in this country for a number of years, hold a job, speak English and are willing to pay any back taxes that they owe. Would you favor or oppose a bill that allowed those immigrants to stay in this country rather than being deported and eventually allow them to apply for U.S. citizenship?

88% favor legalization with a path to citizenship while only 11% oppose. Support for legalization is up 7% from a year ago. Legalization was favored by every demographic group surveyed. For example, 90% of non-white respondents favored legalization, but so did 87% of whites. A solid 84% of Republicans support a path to citizenship. Both women (90%) and men (87%) favor a legalization program.

The only demographic groups that support building the wall are Republicans (73%), Conservatives (67%), and White Evangelicals (83%).

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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  1. “Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra University. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants’ Civil War”.

    Nothing like making the numbers fit your preconceived narrative. You are a sleazy person using your credentials to push an agenda.

    To propagate the myth that a majority of Americas support rewarding criminal behavior is a stone cold lie.

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