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Survey: Majority of Americans want undocumented immigrants to stay in US

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With the US presidential election just a few months away, immigration has become one of the most debated issues on the candidates’ agendas. Several surveys were conducted this year alone in order to establish what Americans really feel about this topic, beyond political speeches. In almost all states, the results favor undocumented immigrants and the contribution they bring to the U.S. economy.

In Florida, for instance, findings were overwhelming. Four out of five Floridians, or 80 percent, have reported that they are in favor of allowing immigrants without legal status to stay in the U.S. Respondents in Ohio also gave positive replies. 70 percent of those interviewed would allow illegal immigrants to stay rather than leave. In both cases, the survey revealed that Americans don’t consider immigrants a threat to the national culture. On the contrary, they bring diversity and enrich the American society.

According to a recent study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, illegal immigrants, which are roughly 11 million, pay collectively approximately $11.64 billion a year, therefore contributing to the economy.

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