Surge of Central American Children Roils U.S. Immigration Debate

Surge of Central American Children Roils U.S. Immigration Debate. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. July 16, 2014.

As the president and Congress struggle over how to deal with the influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the U.S.-Mexican border, the survey finds that the public favors a shift in U.S. policy to expedite the legal processing of the children. President Obama gets very low ratings for his handling of the issue, although Obama’s overall job rating is virtually unchanged from April: 44% approve of his job performance while 49% disapprove. Neither party has a significant edge when it comes to dealing with immigration; 42% say the Republican Party could do a better job on the issue while 40% say the Democratic Party. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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