More than half of Georgians would support a program giving illegal immigrants the right to live here legally, if they pay a fine and meet other requirements, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows.
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AJC IMMIGRATION POLL RESULTS
Would you support or oppose a program giving undocumented immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here legally if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?
Support (net): 54%
— Support, strongly: 32%
— Support, somewhat: 22%
Oppose (net): 40%
— Oppose, somewhat: 9%
— Oppose, strongly: 32%
Don’t know/No answer: 6%
If respondents answered that they would support such a program, they were asked: Do you think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pursue legal status only after border control has been improved, or should take effect without being linked to border control efforts?
Only after border control has been improved: 50%
Without being linked to border control efforts: 42%
Don’t know/No answer: 8%
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll was conducted by telephone Sept. 12-Sept. 17, 2013, among a random sample of 801 adults in Georgia, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
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