WASHINGTON, D.C. — New polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Republicans, Independents and Democrats want lawmakers to work together on key immigration reforms — and want action now.
The first question: “Would you support or oppose Republicans and Democrats working together on immigration reforms that strengthen border security, create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, and ensure a legal, reliable workforce for America’s farmers and ranchers?”
Among 1,044 registered voters, support measured in at 79% overall, and 84% among Democrats, 78% among Independents and 76% among Republicans. Numbers were similar among all adults.
A second question addressed whether Democrats and Republicans should act on these reforms “before the November 2022 midterm elections.” On this question, 72% of registered voters said yes, including 80% of Democrats, 71% of Independents and 65% of Republicans.
“An overwhelming majority of Americans want Democrats and Republicans to pass actual solutions that restore a sense of order at the border, protect immigrants brought here as children, and stabilize the farm workforce,” said Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum. “These are solutions that will help Americans and strengthen our nation, and Americans are tired of waiting.
“Republicans and Democrats have an opportunity to bring the country together as they work together to address some of our thorniest challenges. In so doing, they can offer certainty to thousands of immigrant workers whose futures are in limbo, and to the Americans who depend on them.”
The National Immigration Forum in conjunction with The Bullfinch Group conducted a nationwide online survey fielded Feb. 19-23, 2022, among 1,247 adults, of whom 1,044 respondents were registered voters. Sampling controls were used to ensure that a proportional and representative number of respondents were interviewed from demographic groups such as age, gender, political affiliation, race, and geographic region. The overall margin of error is ±2.78% at the 95% confidence interval for overall survey. The margin of error for registered voters is ±3.03% at the 95% confidence interval.