Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CNN/ORC poll: Americans break with Trump on immigration policy

Although this is just one poll, it’s in line with other recent surveys showing a majority of the population supporting legalization—despite the anti-immigrant rhetoric from government and much of the media. However, a majority also continue to back the deportation of “criminal aliens”—pointing to an area where the immigrant rights movement needs to work harder.—TPOI editor

By Tal Kopan and Jennifer Agiesta, CNN
March 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)Americans disagree with President Donald Trump's immigration priorities, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, with nearly two-thirds of Americans saying they'd like to see a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants rather than deportations.

Trump has made tough border security and strict enforcement of US immigration laws a focal point of his campaign and presidency -- using some of his first executive orders to pave the way for far more deportations and detentions as well as ordering the construction of a Southern border wall.
But a CNN/ORC poll released Friday finds that the public is actually moving in the opposite direction since Trump has won election.[...]

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