Wednesday, June 27, 2007

National Survey Results May Surprise You

For the past few weeks, AFSC has been conducting the a large, independent study on the U.S. public's views on immigration issues, and now the results are in.

Here are a few key findings:

  • The U.S. public strongly supports the idea that "keeping families together should be a priority in our immigration policies"

  • The public believes that the broken, outdated immigration system needs fixing, but that more border fences and scapegoating are not the answers.

  • Two-thirds of the public supports a legal path to permanent residency and eventual citizenship for all undocumented immigrants who have built a life in this country.

AFSC's National Immigration Opinion Survey shows that the majority of the public supports more humane and less punitive measures than currently appear in the Senate bill.

Please help us show that we're not a silent majority. Below is a way you can support humane and effective policies.

Write a letter to the editor
Our web site lets you easily email a model letter or one of your own, to your local newspapers. As the Senate debates, their offices read letter to the editor pages to guage public opinion. Write a letter today>.

Also, if you're interested in the results of the National Immigration Opinion Survey, please visit Immigration Survey.

You can also take a shorter, 5-10 minute version of the survey online. If you'd like to share your opinions on immigration issues (confidentially), take the survey online.