Suspected illegal aliens near Mexican border in Arizona
Large majorities of American voters favor strengthening border security to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country, and creating a path to citizenship for those already here.
A Fox News national poll released Monday finds 84 percent of voters favor stricter border security, while fewer than one in seven oppose it (13 percent).
Support is also strong for creating a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, as long as they meet certain requirements such as paying back taxes, learning English and passing a background check. Some 72 percent of voters favor that, while 25 percent are opposed. [...]
A bipartisan group of senators released a plan for comprehensive immigration reform in late January that said the creation of a path to citizenship is "contingent upon securing our borders." American Patrol Report
The Fox Poll asked: "Do you favor or oppose requiring completion of new border security measures first -- before making other changes to immigration policies?"
Do Americans understand that the "gang of eight" want to legalized people before the border is secured? Do they understand just how bad the border situation is?