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Bipartisan Poll: Americans Want Commonsense Immigration Reform #default

A ground-breaking bipartisan poll released today shows that the public overwhelming supports commonsense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for current undocumented immigrants and strong accountability measures. The poll demonstrates that public sentiment in favor of commonsense immigration reform sentiment is true across party lines, as well as race and ethnicity.

The national survey of 1,003 registered voters showed the majority of voters wanting a long-term fix for our broken immigration system that includes a path to full citizenship for immigrants here without papers. The poll was sponsored by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), America's Voice Education Fund, and National Immigration Forum.

"We will continue to build support throughout the country and keep reaching out to all sectors of society," said SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina today on a news conference call highlighting the poll results. "We believe the time is now, and we look forward to getting it done."

Early news coverage of the poll results on the Huffington Post here. More details on the complete poll findings from SEIU.org here.

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