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America First poll finds widespread support for some tougher immigration laws

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More than 70% of voters support tougher penalties for undocumented immigrants who have been previously deported or have committed crimes in the U.S. as well as giving law enforcement officials more power to detain undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes, according to a poll by America First, a non-profit formed by Trump campaign aids to support the president's agenda, provided to Axios.

Why it matters: Democratic lawmakers are currently pushing for legislation to protect DREAMers. In exchange, Republicans and President Trump are insisting that other immigration reforms are included, specifically a wall along the southern border and the end of the lottery visa system.