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Majority Want Illegals to Get Services

By Newsmax Staff   |   Thursday, 06 Dec 2007 12:44 PM

Most Americans favor providing illegal aliens with social services and offering them a path to citizenship, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll reveals.

But one-third of those surveyed want to deny such services as public schooling and emergency room healthcare to illegal immigrants.

Only 22 percent of the more than 1,200 respondents said that illegal aliens should be able to get driver’s licenses, and just 12 percent said illegals should be allowed to pay discounted in-state tuition at public colleges.

However, a majority support a proposal discussed in Congress that would create a path to citizenship for illegal aliens already in the U.S., the Times reported.

Under the proposal, illegals could gain citizenship if they have no criminal record, register with the Department of Homeland Security, pay a fine, learn English and meet other requirements. Among Democrats polled, 64 percent support the plan, as do 62 percent of Republicans.

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