America supports Dreamers

Most Americans think Dreamers—children of undocumented immigrants shielded from deportation who have been allowed to work and attend college in the United States legally because of the federal immigration policy referred to as DACA—should be allowed to remain in the U.S., according to a recent survey.

A Marist College poll reported 83 percent of Americans support allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to stay in the country. The results show strong opposition to President Trump’s plan to end the program.

Trump supporters were among those in the poll who were most likely to favor deportation of Dreamers, with 25 percent identifying as “strong” Republicans and 23 percent identifying as conservative or very conservative.