May 25, 2007

Immigration Bill Provisions Gain Wide Support in Poll

By JULIA PRESTON and MARJORIE CONNELLY
Published: May 25, 2007

As opponents from the right and left challenge an immigration bill before Congress, there is broad support among Americans — Democrats, Republicans and independents alike — for the major provisions in the legislation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Taking a pragmatic view on a divisive issue, a large majority of Americans want to change the immigration laws to allow illegal immigrants to gain legal status and to create a new guest worker program to meet future labor demands, the poll found.
At the same time, Americans have mixed feelings about whether the recent wave of immigration has been beneficial to the country, the survey found, and they are sharply divided over how open the United States should be to future immigrants.

Mark said...
I don't trust the poll one bit. Admittedly, I haven't done any research, but for them to say that the majority of Americans are in favor of allow illegals legal status is utterly absurd. Did they just ask their friends? Come on. We have our faults just as much as the next country, but we don't give in so easily.

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Mark said...

I don't trust the poll one bit. Admittedly, I haven't done any research, but for them to say that the majority of Americans are in favor of allow illegals legal status is utterly absurd. Did they just ask their friends? Come on. We have our faults just as much as the next country, but we don't give in so easily.