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As the president and Congress struggle over how to deal with the influx
of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the
U.S.-Mexican border, a new survey finds that the public favors a shift
in U.S. policy to expedite the legal processing of the children.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July
8-14 among 1,805 adults, finds that about half (53%) think that the
legal process for dealing with Central American children who cross the
border illegally should be accelerated, even if that means that some
children who are eligible for asylum are deported. Fewer (39%) support
staying with the current policy, even though the process could take a
long time and the children will stay in the U.S. in the interim.
Most Republicans (60%) and independents (56%) think legal processing
of the children should be sped up even if it means some children who are
eligible for asylum are deported. Democrats are divided: 46% favor an
expedited legal process, but about as many (47%) favor maintaining the
current policy, though that might result in a lengthy legal process and a
long stay in the U.S. for the children.
Source: Pew Research Center
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