Against the wall

Most Americans favor path to citizenship

Most Americans oppose Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport all undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States, according to poll results released by Gallup last week. Based on 3,000 people polled, 84 percent of Americans favor offering immigrants a path to citizenship if they meet certain requirements over a period of time. Broken down along party lines, 91 percent of Democrats and 74 percent of Republicans favor a path to citizenship. Meanwhile, 16 percent of Dems and 50 percent of Republicans say we should deport all illegal immigrants. As for the wall, 66 percent of respondents opposed the idea, including 88 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of Republicans.