March 28, 2013
A majority of people believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., according to a Pew Research survey released on Thursday.
Seventy-one percent said illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, against 27 percent who said they should not be allowed to remain in the country.
However, proponents of allowing illegal immigrants to stay are split on how that should be accomplished. Forty-three percent said they should be eligible for citizenship, 24 percent said they should be limited to permanent residency and 4 percent were unsure how it should be accomplished.