Most Americans Back Path to Citizenship

According to a new poll, immigration reform has broad support

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A new study shows that most Americans support a path that would allow undocumented immigrants to gain American citizenship.

According to a report by theĀ Public Religion Research Institute, which also included findings from the Brookings Religion, Values and Immigration Reform Survey, a steady 63% of Americans have thought that there should be a citizenship path for illegal immigrants throughout 2013.

Even though immigration reform laws are currently stalled in the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, support for immigration reform among polled Republicans rose from 53% to 60% from March to November. Self-identified Democrats, on the other hand, approved the measure at a rate of 70% during the same period. Approval for a citizenship path fell from 64% to 57% among self-identified Independents.

[LA Times]