Strong Bipartisan Support for DACA Recipients

Americans by and large support a proposal to extend citizenship to those who are under the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

In a poll conducted just last year by Gallup, 75% of Republicans/Leaners and 92% Democrats/Leaners support the program to allow “immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the chance to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain requirements over a period of time.”

President Trump attempted to utilize this issue as a bargaining chip in a failed attempt to obtain more funds to build a wall during the longest government shutdown in history earlier this year, but was unsuccessful.

This past month, house Democrats have introduced and passed a proposal known as H.R. 1 to give citizenship to DACA and TPS recipients but it was part of a larger comprehensive government reform package proposal that Republicans did not see eye to eye with. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not bring the bill to the Senate floor, leaving it to the campaign trail for Democrats to bring up to the voters.

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