Today, President Obama made another push for immigration reform. The general public still supports his efforts.
A survey by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that 63% of adults favor allowing undocumented immigrants to become citizens (assuming they meet certain requirements, of course). 14% would rather that they become legal residents only, while 18% wish to deport those who came to the country illegally.
When it came to how important and immediate the topic was, though, the answers were a bit more divided. Only 41% thought it should be a topic that is tackled immediately, and 42% said it’s something that can be fixed over the coming years. 14% said it shouldn’t be a priority at all.
Other surveys mirror these results. While Congress continues to drag its feet on reform, both the President and the American people overwhelming want change.