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POLL: August 2010–Chicago Tribune/WGN (Chicago)

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In August 2010, the Chicago Tribune and WGN conducted a poll of 800 heads of households across the Chicago region.

A majority of Chicago residents don’t want police to seek out undocumented immigrants for deportation.The poll found that “57 percent of the respondents did not want police to seek illegal immigrants for deportation.” [Chicago Tribune]

Overwhelming majority of Chicagoans support granting legal status to law-abiding undocumented immigrants that are already in the U.S.Eighty-seven percent of respondents “believed that some sort of legal status should be offered to the nearly 11 million people in the country illegally, provided that the immigrants aren’t dangerous felons, that they learn English and that they pay fines and back taxes.” [Chicago Tribune]