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GOP Group Supports Residency Path For Immigrants in Calif.

"One of California’s longtime Republican institutions broke rank with GOP hardliners earlier this week when it announced an immigration reform proposal that carves out an easier path to legal residency for immigrants. With the Latino vote at an all time high, the Lincoln Club wants to...

Jeb Bush: Radical?

" Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he supports both a path to citizenship or legal residency for the more than 11 million people living in the United States illegally. “You have to deal with this issue. You can’t ignore it, and so either a path to citizenship, which I would support...

Poll: Majority Back Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

"A new national poll indicates a majority of American voters say they support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to the Politico/George Washington University Battleground survey released Monday, 62% of registered voters say they back an immigration reform proposal that...

NEW POLL: STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT INCLUDES EARNED CITIZENSHIP

"A solid majority of U.S. voters favor common sense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for current undocumented immigrants, and strong accountability measures, according to a groundbreaking, bipartisan poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm...

Poll: Majority of Americans, GOP, Back Path to Citizenship - Tipping Point?

"According to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, more than 60 percent of Americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens. ... Much of the increase in support for a path to eventual citizenship has come among Republicans. A majority in the GOP — 53 percent...

McCain: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Must Include Path To Citizenship

"Senator John McCain (R-AZ) confirmed on Sunday morning that he that he and a bipartisan group of senators will roll out a comprehensive immigration reform effort in Congress. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain, who has previously fluctuated on his support of a full path to...

Will 'Path to Citizenship' Prove Fatal to CIR in House of Representatives?

"[A]lthough Republican leaders are newly interested in a compromise on immigration, many in the party say that allowing undocumented immigrants to live here legally is enough and that a push for citizenship would face fierce, and possibly insurmountable, opposition from conservatives. The tension...

A House of Many Rooms: The Different Paths to Citizenship

"It is so refreshingly wonderful to think that what was once unthinkable could become a possibility – a bill to comprehensively reform our broken immigration system. Even the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing last Tuesday, where there was a willingness to legalize the 10+ million undocumented...

Conservative GOP House Member Now Supports Path to Citizenship

"At a church in Aurora on Sunday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman told a standing-room-only crowd of roughly 800 that he was in favor of legal status for [unauthorized] immigrants and a path to citizenship for their children. Coffman, a Republican who has proposed anti-immigration legislation in...

On Path to Citizenship, Some Immigrants Keep Green Card, Never Naturalize

"As lawmakers wrangle over changes that could offer a path to citizenship to many of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are here illegally, not all immigrants who become eligible actually go through with naturalization. Often, the immigrant journey simply ends with permanent legal residency...

Polls: Most Republicans Nationwide Favor Path to Citizenship; Texas GOP Lags Behind

"Why are so many Republican politicians getting on board with immigration reform lately? If a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute is any indication, it’s because their constituents are getting their back. The poll by PRRI, a Brookings project, polled an unusually large number...

The Immigration Obstacle Course: Many Paths to Green Card, Citizenship

"The talk about reforming the American immigration system has focused on getting 11 million undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. It’s a simple idea that obscures a thorny truth. There is no single path to citizenship. There are hundreds." - Erin McClam, NBC News, Apr. 10,...

Poll: Americans Favor Faster Path to Citizenship

"Most Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are working in this country illegally—and one with a shorter timeline than that contemplated by Congress, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found." - WSJ, Apr. 10, 2013 .

My Path to Citizenship...and the White House

"When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot. One of my best friends with the same goal joined the Civil Air Patrol and encouraged me to join, too. I jumped at the chance. But then it happened. I needed a Social Security number and didn't have one. I began to understand what it meant...

House to Embrace Path to Citizenship?

"Prospects for congressional passage of a U.S. immigration overhaul looked bleak on Friday, but some House Republicans signaled they would offer a way for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country to get legal status that could be portrayed as something other than a pathway to citizenship...

Most Americans Favor Path to Citizenship for Immigrants

"Some 55 percent of Americans ... support a “pathway to citizenship” for undocumented immigrants, a result nearly identical to those in three recent Post-ABC polls that asked the same question about “illegal immigrants.”" - Washington Post, July 18, 2013 .

White House May Accept Piecemeal Immigration Reform

"U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he could support the House of Representatives taking a piece-by-piece approach to changing immigration policy as long as key elements such as a "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants were included." - Reuters, Sept. 17, 2013...

Poll: 77% of Americans Favor Path to Citizenship

"There is widespread support for providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the U.S. if they meet certain requirements, including a waiting period, paying fines and back taxes, passing criminal background checks and learning English. Seventy-seven percent favor that; just 20 percent...

Solid Majority of Americans Favor Path to Citizenship

"A consistent and solid majority of Americans — 63 percent — crossing party and religious lines favors legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States illegally, while only 14 percent support legal residency with no option for citizenship, according...

Half a Loaf Immigration Reform

"The contours of a deal on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are taking shape. An underclass will be created of undocumented people who will be given no path to citizenship. ... So for now, Democrats reluctantly shed crocodile tears over CIR-with-no-pathway. But they know what is made in piecemeal...

Path to Citizenship: Deal-Breaker for Reform?

"As rumblings begin again about Congress taking up overhauling U.S. immigration laws, tension has developed between key advocates in the reform community over what exactly should be pursued in terms of citizenship. In a letter obtained by BuzzFeed , a group of more than 80 so-called DREAMers, undocumented...

Path to What, and When?

"House Speaker John Boehner is set to unveil his counter to the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill. The one-page GOP set of principles could be aired just prior to President Obama's State of the Union speech on January 28th. Observers focus on whether or not the GOP plans...

A Path to Citizenship: Majority Support, Economic Sense

"Nearly seven in 10 voters support an eventual pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally, according to a new poll. According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday night, support for sending people living in the United States illegally back to their home country is at its...

Majority of Americans Favor Path to Citizenship - Poll

Emily Swanson, AP, Dec. 17, 2015 - "A majority of Americans — 54 percent — support a way for immigrants who are already in the country illegally to become citizens, while 44 percent are opposed. More than 7 in 10 Democrats are in favor, while about 6 in 10 Republicans are opposed. Still...

Even Most Trump Backers Support Path to Citizenship - Poll

Sean Cockerham, McClatchyDC, Feb. 28, 2017 - "As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress on Tuesday for the first time, a new McClatchy-Marist Poll finds that even 72 percent of Trump’s own supporters want a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Trump...