Strong public support for immigration reform

The public is way ahead of many politicians on immigration reform. A Politico/George Washington University national poll found that 62 percent of those surveyed support “an immigration reform proposal that allows illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of several years.” A whopping 77 percent of those surveyed support allowing “the children of illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn the right to stay here permanently if they complete a college degree or serve in the military” (which is essentially the DREAM Act that GOP lawmakers have blocked).