Jan 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Poll: 86% of Americans want Dreamers to stay in U.S.

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86% of American voters, including 76% of Republicans, say they want Dreamers to remain in the country, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac.

  • Why it matters: Jeff Flake announced today that a bipartisan group of senators had reached a deal on immigration that would protect the 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. But the White House and other immigration hardliners in Congress are not sold.
  • This latest poll confirms others from CNN, Marist, and CBS News showing that the vast majority of Americans back legal status for Dreamers.
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