In-state tuition for illegals? Most say OK
January 18, 2012
Americans’ views on illegal immigration and educational benefits for undocumented immigrants are nearly evenly divided, yet reflect a wide schism between members of political parties, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.
Most Americans continue to endorse tough enforcement as a means of cracking down on illegal immigration, and a plurality wants to see both better border security, and a reasonable path to citizenship.
Twice as many Republicans as Democrats, however, believe only better border security and stricter law enforcement are needed to solve the issue.
Those interviewed — 2,001 registered voters nationwide — also were split on the issue of in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants graduating from high school in the state in which they are living: 48 percent agree they should be eligible, 46 percent say they should not.