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Majority of Trump voters approved of DACA

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A majority of Trump voters polled before the election and in April expressed support for DACA, the Obama-era program to shield illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, from deportation.

  • In April of 2017, 73% of Trump voters said "Dreamers" should be allowed to stay in the United States and become legal residents, with 48% saying they should be able to become citizens, according to a Morning Consult poll.
  • Just before the election, more than two-thirds of Trump voters approved of the policy, via an American National Election Study poll.

Why this matters: Despite the support, Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced the phase-out of DACA over six months, leaving it up to Congress to replace the program.

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