1 in 3 Would Deny Illegal Immigrants Social Services

Posted December 6, 2007 at 1:31pm

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One-third of Americans want to deny social services, including public schooling and emergency room healthcare, to illegal immigrants. But 60 percent would favor allowing illegal immigrants who have not committed crimes to become citizens if they pay fines, learn English and meet other requirements. Those crosscurrents create treacherous political waters for the major presidential candidates, many of whom have tended to avoid spotlighting the issue.