Survey: Legal Status For Undocumented Workers Would Help Economy

2:35 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
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(Pew Research)-- The final outcome of a US Immigration Bill/Policy hasn't been decided, even after the Senate passed it's version of a bill last month. Members of US House have yet to weigh in on the bill or counter with their own.

The rest of the country is still debating the issue of giving undocumented immigrants legal status. A Pew Research Center survey in June found that large majorities of the public agreed with a number of statements - pro and con -about the possible impact of providing a path to legal status for those here illegally.

According to that survey, three-quarters of Americans say it would be "better for the economy for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status and become legal workers. Big majorities of Democrats (83%) and Republicans (70%) share that view. An equal number of Americans (75%) said most unauthorized immigrants are hard workers who should have the opportunity to stay and improve their lives.

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Source: Bruce Drake, Pew Research Center

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