THIS CHART: Most Americans Say Undocumented Immigrants Should Stay

THIS CHART: Most Americans Say Undocumented Immigrants Should Stay
Pew Research Center

A bipartisan deal on addressing the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants passed the Senate in 2013 before falling apart in the House due to opposition from GOP hardliners. Republican lawmakers were further incensed by executive actions taken by President Obama to grant temporary protections from deportation to certain undocumented immigrants. Many of the Republican contenders for the White House have decried so-called "amnesty" being granted to undocumented immigrants, though some, such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have suggested they would support some sort of legal status.

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