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Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship?

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Immigration Poll Results for Democrat

Yes

2,018,551 votes

91%

No

208,188 votes

9%

Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.

6 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Depends on what they are doing with their life. Productive citizens yes, criminal no. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Gotha, FL.

When you cross into our border you are illegal and all your children born here are illegal like YOU! they should not be citizens. congress needs to change the law and do it NOW and date in back years!. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Camarillo, CA.

Yes after a few years and going through citizenship process. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Rockland, DE.

Only if they have lived in the US their entire lives and have not lived in the parent's home land. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Raritan, NJ.

If parents have found work and lived here successfully under our laws, then they should be able to apply for and given a way to become citzens. Children born here are citizens, but should be given a choice when they are 18 to return. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Harrisville, NH.

All children born here ARE U.S. citizens. All children brought here before 18 should be allowed to apply for and be fast tracked for citizenship, no military or other service required. Others with clean records should be allowed to apply. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Saint Louis, MO.

Why should the children of illegal immigrants be denied citizenship if our government was to lazy or incompetent to either keep their parents out of this country or expel them once they were here illegally. On the other hand, if the children of illegal immigrants are, themselves, criminals or some other unwanted people, they should not get the benefits of our country's freedoms. Children of illegal immigrants should be given an opportunity to gain citizenship by completing certain steps to prove their worthiness (or unworthiness) but not just be granted blanket citizenship just because they are here. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Monticello, NY.

Yes, especially after 4 years of military services and/or earning a college degree. Others should apply after they turn 18 and Congress needs to define a path for citizenship for all other illegal immigrants who come forward, obey our laws, pay taxes. etc. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS.

Yes. ..but only after they graduate from High School. Since the American people paid taxes to support their education why waste that investment. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Beaufort, SC.

It's to complicated to explain here. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Deerfield Beach, FL.

They should be deported and children born here should not be legal citizens. Boarder protection must increase and shot on the spot if caught. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS.

Yes, but parents and children should become citizens and follow all american citizen laws. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Fond Du Lac, WI.

Yes, but in newly crafted program(s) that properly indoctrinate the child and his family to the country. With that said, I do believe this is lower priority than the concerns and needs of domestic citizens. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Owings Mills, MD.

Yes, children born within the borders of the U.S. must be citizens under the text of the Constitution. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Beverly, MA.

Yes but has to be watched until 18. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Watertown, SD.

Yes, as long as they are able to speak English fluently and are able to understand the way that our country works. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Richmond, VA.

I believe that America needs drastic Immigration reform. We need to create a clear path to citizenship and legalized those who are already here. We need to give people incentive to come in through legal means. If it's easy and fair, then deportation and illegal immigrants won't be a problem. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Birmingham, AL.

Yes, along with parents after serving in the work force in the U.S. for 5 years. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Puyallup, WA.

Yes, if they were born here, also if they were their parents should have to take classes in order to be legal citizens. And they must earn a college degree. 8mons ago from a Democrat in Monmouth, OR.

No, they need to come to America on a certified passport/green card and be able to speak English. 8mons ago from a Democrat in Lebanon, PA.

Yes: if they were born here; yes if they serve 2 or more years in the military; yes if they've been here since 15 years old and went to a minimum of 2 years of college; yes if they've been here from before 15 years of age and graduated high school. And, in all cases except the 1st one, they must apply for citizenship. 8mons ago from a Democrat in Canoga Park, CA.

Not fully based on principle, but I support amnesty. They should have some measure of safety from being deported. 8mons ago from a Democrat in Chevy Chase, DC.

There should be a pathway to citizenship for all, especially if brought here against their will. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Canal Winchester, OH.

Yes but after they turn 18 and apply for citizenship and have not committed any felonies. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Roselle, IL.

The children of course, it is not their fault they are here. Anyone else should have to undergo a procedure to become a citizen but that doesn't mean deny them access. Last I remember, America is a country built by immigrants, we should not view them with hostility just because they didn't migrate here when our ancestors did. 12mons ago from a Democrat in Pueblo, CO.

It should be based on the constitution. 1yr ago from a Democrat in Niceville, FL.

Yes, and parents should be given a "window" to gain citizenship for the child and themselves to attain official citizenship. 2yrs ago from a Democrat in Raleigh, NC.

Yes and semi - open borders but the only illegal immigrants are fleeing criminals and the like, not folks who are just looking for a better life and country to live it in. Welcome any and all who are in that catagory. 2yrs ago from a Democrat in Sarasota, FL.

We need to make a way for the parents to become citizens. The children should follow the parents into citizenship. 2yrs ago from a Democrat in Johnstown, PA.

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