Passing immigration reform would improve image of Republicans

Immigration RallyRepublicans aren’t faring so well in the U.S. right now. They’ve taken the brunt of the blame for the lack of immigration reform lately, and they’ve also are the ones responsible for the recent government shutdown. It’s not surprising that they’re looking to improve their image any way possible.

Luckily, that way might just include passing immigration reform.

Three polls were conducted in areas with a large amount of Republicans. Voters who participated in these regions stated that they were overwhelming in support of immigration reform that included a pathway to citizenship, suggesting that the Republican image could improve if the House pushes immigration reform further.

Over 70 percent of the likely voters polled said they supported immigration reform similar to the one proposed by the Senate earlier in the year. 54 percent said they would find the Republican party more favorable if such reform was supported.

Said Lynn Tramonte, the deputy director of America’s Voice: “It just affirms that people want action. They want Congress to work together, not work against each other and immigration could potentially be a comeback issue for the two parties.”

More on Immigration Reform:

  • Immigration Reform 2013
  • Gang of 8
  • Earned Citizenship
  • Streamlining Immigration
  • Strengthening Border Security
  • More Accountability for Employers Hiring Undocumented Immigrants