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Poll: 63 Percent Believe Illegal Immigrants Should Remain in US

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017 02:46 PM

Sixty-three percent of American voters polled say illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the U.S. and eventually become citizens, a Quinnipiac University poll reveals.

Here are the poll highlights:

  • Eleven percent say illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, but not become citizens and 23 percent say they should not be permitted to remain in the U.S.
  • Forty-nine percent say the Trump administration has been too aggressive in deporting illegal immigrants, 9 percent say it hasn't been aggressive enough and 38 percent believe officials have acted appropriately.
  • Fifty-five percent say only illegal immigrants who have committed a serious crime should be deported; 21 percent favor deporting illegal immigrants who break any law and 19 percent support deporting all illegal immigrants.

Those 63 percent who believe illegal immigrants should be permitted to remain in the U.S. represent the highest level of support for this options since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2012.

Here is how the rest of the poll breaks down:

  • Forty-two percent of those polled support suspending immigration from "terror prone" regions even if it means turning away refugees, while 51 percent oppose it.
  • Eighty percent of Republicans back suspending immigration from "terror prone" areas, while 13 percent of Democrats back it.

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