Poll: Majority want Congress to pass immigration reform

A majority of voters want Congress to focus on passing immigration reform, not reversing President Obama’s executive action on immigration, according to a new poll.

The Beyond the Beltway Insights Initiative poll found 69 percent of voters favored Congress tackling legislation dealing with immigration — including 50 percent of Republicans. Democrats and independents widely favored a reform-focused approach.

The firms also asked voters to weigh in on different options for reform. Forty-eight percent said that Congress should pass a plan “that strengthens border security, and provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers if they undergo a background check, pay taxes, and learn English.”

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