70 percent of Californians want illegal immigrants to stay
March 28, 2010
A new poll shows that 70 percent of Californians believe illegal immigrants working in the United States for at least two years should be allowed to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status. [Orange County Register]
The survey was conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California. An institute spokesperson says the new findings are consistent with six previous surveys on the issue during the last three years.
Twenty-five percent of the respondents believe the illegals should be deported.
Democrats and Independents favor letting illegal immigrants stay. Republicans are divided. About 90 percent of Latinos and 62 percent of whites support the idea of eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Read the report here.