NY Times/CBS Poll: 83% Favor Citizenship for Illegals with Caveats

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:00 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Most Americans now favor a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally — provided that they meet certain essential requirements, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

In all, the survey found that 83 percent of respondents would support a so-called path to citizenship similar to one proposed by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

The conditions that would be imposed by a clear majority of Americans include learning English, passing a criminal background check, and paying all fines and back taxes, according to the wide-ranging survey.

The poll also found that Americans were “closely divided” as to whether Republicans would handle such issues better than President Barack Obama, the Times reported.

The poll was conducted between April 24-28.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

White House Uses Bieber Petition to Push Immigration Reform

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 12:21 PM

Instead of commenting directly on a popular petition to have bad-boy pop star Justin Bieber deported to Canada, the Whit . . .

Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands in Jerusalem

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:47 AM

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday . . .

US Plans Military Exercise in Poland to Reassure Allies Over Russia

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:24 AM

The Obama administration is planning land-force exercises in Poland and Estonia in hopes of reassuring NATO's Eastern Eu . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved