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Changing Times Bring New Attitudes Towards Immigration (Eng/Esp)

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According to a state-wide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California; one of the hot beds of immigration politics, 73% of likely voters favored citizenship for undocumented immigrants, compared to 24% who opposed it. Even 61% of Republicans favored immigration reform, despite the GOP being the biggest obstacle towards movement towards comprehensive immigration reform.

According to a state-wide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California; one of the hot beds of immigration politics, 73% of likely voters favored citizenship for undocumented immigrants, compared to 24% who opposed it. Even 61% of Republicans favored immigration reform, despite the GOP being the biggest obstacle towards movement towards comprehensive immigration reform.

This is a stark contrast to twenty-one years ago, when 59% of Californians decided overwhelmingly to deny any kind of public services towards people who entered the country illegally. These public services included refusing to allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive an education.

It appears voters now favor providing easier pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, provided they meet certain conditions including paying back-taxes, passing a criminal-background check, undergoing a waiting period, and learning English.

A likely reason for the change of attitudes can be attributed to positive experiences many have with immigrants in their daily lives. Immigrants are now seen as more of a benefit to the economy rather than as a burden.

Similar numbers can be seen in California in the support of President Obama’s executive actions which provides deportation relief to up to 5 million immigrants living in the country without authorization. In a different poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, 57% of voters support the President’s executive orders.

Nationally, public support for immigration reform is also on the rise. According to a March 24 poll conducted by CBS News, 56% of Americans support immigrants being able to stay in the country and apply for citizenship after an extended period of time, while 29% still believe that undocumented immigrants should still be required to leave.

While the national numbers are becoming clearer, the battle over immigration in the federal government is remains stalled. While the passage of the president’s executive actions is inevitable in the long run, the process still has to be played out in the courts. The numbers; however, indicate that the issue over immigration is less divided than is being demonstrated in the media and in Congress.

According to a state-wide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California; one of the hot beds of immigration politics, 73% of likely voters favored citizenship for undocumented immigrants, compared to 24% who opposed it. Even 61% of Republicans favored immigration reform, despite the GOP being the biggest obstacle towards movement towards comprehensive immigration reform.

This is a stark contrast to twenty-one years ago, when 59% of Californians decided overwhelmingly to deny any kind of public services towards people who entered the country illegally. These public services included refusing to allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive an education.

It appears voters now favor providing easier pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, provided they meet certain conditions including paying back-taxes, passing a criminal-background check, undergoing a waiting period, and learning English.

A likely reason for the change of attitudes can be attributed to positive experiences many have with immigrants in their daily lives. Immigrants are now seen as more of a benefit to the economy rather than as a burden.

Similar numbers can be seen in California in the support of President Obama’s executive actions which provides deportation relief to up to 5 million immigrants living in the country without authorization. In a different poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, 57% of voters support the President’s executive orders.

Nationally, public support for immigration reform is also on the rise. According to a March 24 poll conducted by CBS News, 56% of Americans support immigrants being able to stay in the country and apply for citizenship after an extended period of time, while 29% still believe that undocumented immigrants should still be required to leave.

While the national numbers are becoming clearer, the battle over immigration in the federal government is remains stalled. While the passage of the president’s executive actions is inevitable in the long run, the process still has to be played out in the courts. The numbers; however, indicate that the issue over immigration is less divided than is being demonstrated in the media and in Congress.

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Según una encuesta estatal por el Public Policy Institute de California; una de las camas calientes de la política de inmigración, 73% de la ciudadanía favorecido probables votantes para los inmigrantes indocumentados, en comparación con el 24% que se opuso. Incluso el 61% de los republicanos favorecieron la reforma migratoria, a pesar de los republicanos que el mayor obstáculo hacia el movimiento hacia una reforma migratoria integral.

Este es un marcado contraste con veintiún años, cuando el 59% de los californianos decidió abrumadoramente a negar cualquier tipo de servicios públicos hacia las personas que ingresaron ilegalmente al país. Estos servicios públicos incluidos negándose a permitir que los hijos de inmigrantes ilegales a recibir una educación.

Parece que los votantes ahora a favor de proporcionar las vías más fáciles a la ciudadanía para los inmigrantes indocumentados, siempre que cumplan ciertas condiciones incluyendo pago de espalda-impuestos, generando un cheque criminal del fondo, sometidos a un período de espera y aprendiendo a Inglés.

Una posible razón para el cambio de actitudes puede atribuirse a experiencias positivas que muchos tienen con los inmigrantes en sus vidas diarias. Los inmigrantes son vistos ahora como más de un beneficio a la economía en lugar de una carga.

Cifras similares se aprecia en California en el apoyo de acciones ejecutivas del Presidente Obama que proporciona la relevación de la deportación de hasta 5 millones de inmigrantes que viven en el país sin autorización. En una encuesta diferente llevada a cabo por el Instituto de política pública de California, el 57% de los votantes apoyan las órdenes ejecutivas del Presidente.

A nivel nacional, apoyo público para la reforma migratoria también va en aumento. Según una encuesta el 24 de marzo realizada por CBS News, el 56% de los estadounidenses apoyan a inmigrantes pudiendo permanecer en el país y solicitar la ciudadanía después de un período prolongado de tiempo, mientras que 29% todavía creen que los inmigrantes indocumentados aún deben ser obligados a dejar.

Mientras que los números nacionales son cada vez más claros, la batalla sobre la inmigración en el gobierno federal sigue estancado. Mientras que el paso de las acciones del Presidente Ejecutivo es inevitable en el largo plazo, el proceso debe ser agotado en los tribunales. Los números; Sin embargo, indican que el tema sobre la inmigración es que menos dividida que se está demostrando en los medios de comunicación y en el Congreso.

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