More Prioritize Border Security in Immigration Debate

More Prioritize Border Security in Immigration Debate. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. September 3, 2014.

As President Obama considers executive action to delay the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, the public’s priorities for U.S. immigration policy have shifted, with more people favoring a focus on better border security and tougher enforcement of immigration laws. The survey finds that 33% say the priority should be on better border security and tougher enforcement of immigration laws, while 23% prioritize creating a way for people in the U.S. illegally to become citizens if they meet certain conditions. About four-in-ten (41%) say both should be given equal priority. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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