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Poll: 79 Percent of Voters Want Dreamers to Stay

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New York Immigration Coalition led a rally calling on New York Senator Charles Schumer to support passage of a "clean" Dream Act. (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:18 PM

An overwhelming majority of American voters say the nation's so-called "Dreamers" – illegal immigrants brought to the United States as kids – should be allowed to stay and apply for citizenship, a new Quinnipiac University National Poll has found.

Some 79 percent were in favor of the Dreamers remaining, with another 7 percent saying they should be allowed to stay but not apply for citizenship, and 11 percent believing they should be required to leave the country.

Along political lines, 64 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats said the grown-up illegals should be allowed to stay.

The poll, polled among 1,106 voters from Jan. 5-9, also found American voters opposing 63 - 34 percent building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Looking at immigration, voters insist emphatically, 'Don't dash the dream.' Voters say that immigrants who were brought here as kids should be allowed to live out their adult lives here as citizens," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

On the recently enacted Republican tax reform bill, voters disapprove of it, 52 to 32 percent. The tax plan will increase their taxes, 33 percent of voters say, as 24 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 37 percent say it will not have much impact.

The wealthy will benefit most from this plan, 66 percent of voters believe, while 22 percent say the middle class will benefit most and 4 percent say low income people will benefit most.

The poll has a margin of error of  plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.


The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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An overwhelming majority of American voters say the nation's so-called "Dreamers" - illegal immigrants brought to the United States as kids - should be allowed to stay and apply for citizenship, a new Quinnipiac University National Poll has found.
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