Nearly 7-in-10 Americans See Unaccompanied Children at Border as Refugees, Not Illegal Immigrants

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New York Times article cited a recent poll, by Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan organization that conducts research on religious values in public life and supported by Carnegie Corporation. The survey found that 69 percent of respondents said the unaccompanied children from Central America should be treated as refugees and should be allowed to stay “if authorities determine it is not safe for them to return to their home country.”

 “The most notable finding in the survey is the broad bipartisan, cross-religious agreement that the unaccompanied children arriving from Central America should be seen as refugees and offered support while their cases are being reviewed,” said Dr. Robert P. Jones, PRRI CEO.

Read the survey.