Support for Commonsense Immigration Reform

It’s our job to lay out the sort of policy we want to see to fix our broken immigration system – and it’s our job as a bipartisan advocacy organization to call balls and strikes and push everyone for real policy solutions.

10 days ago, Donald Trump said he was perhaps considering a change in his immigration policy. To date, there has been no real policy shift.

Tonight is the speech his campaign has said to watch for any changes – and we will be watching which the expectation for real policy details, not just different terms and rhetoric.

We need policy details and not rhetoric. That’s because the numbers are clear: A majority of voters – from across the political spectrum – support a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

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76% of Republicans, 85% of Independents, and 91% of Democrats reject mass deportation, according to a Gallup poll released last month.

Throughout the presidential campaign, we have heard a lot of talk about immigration – but what shouldn’t be lost is the fact that there is broad support from across the political spectrum for commonsense immigration reform that secures the border, provides a path to legal status for the undocumented and strengthens our economy.

 

Posted by Todd Schulte on 08/31/2016