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Most voters support "Dreamers" & think Trump wants to deport them

Woman carrying a "protect dreamers" sign. Dark photo
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The vast majority — 80% — of American voters want unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — "Dreamers"— to stay in the country and get a pathway to citizenship, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. But 63% think that Trump wants them to be deported.

Why it matters: While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senators are trying to blame Democrats for the failed immigration negotiations last week, 55% of voters think that Republicans in Congress want Dreamers deported and 58% blame them if there isn't legislation before the March 5th deadline.