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Poll: Most Voters Want DACA Recipients Protected From Deportation

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 09:27 AM

Most voters want Congress to allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship in the U.S., according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

The poll was conducted after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the winding down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protected the "Dreamers" who were brought to the U.S. as children.

In the poll:

  • 73 percent want legislation to protect Dreamers from deportation.
  • 54 percent want a path to citizenship for the Dreamers, with an additional 19 percent wanting Congress to let them stay without becoming citizens.
  • 65 percent say that protecting the Dreamers should be an important priority or a top priority for Congress.
  • 45 percent said ending the program is the wrong action to take.
  • Only 12 percent of voters want Congress to remove or deport the Dreamers, according to the poll results.

Those who support the Dreamers are not only Democrats — 68 percent of voters in the poll who said they voted for President Donald Trump want Congress to pass a law to let the Dreamers stay, the Politico poll report said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democratic leaders Wednesday to discuss options for protecting Dreamers, according to a Politico report Tuesday.

The poll was conducted among 1,976 registered voters from Sept. 7 to Sept. 11, with a sampling error of plus or minus 2 points, the report said.

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Most voters want Congress to allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship in the U.S., according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.
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