A new poll out today finds that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers.
Conducted by Global Strategy Group, the poll also finds that intensity is strongly against repealing DACA, with 45% of respondents “strongly opposed” to a DACA repeal, while just 19% “strongly support” repealing DACA.
As we’ve been highlighting, the first major fight of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the future of the DACA program, which Trump has pledged to repeal on day one of his administration. More than 750,000 DREAMers – who are American in all but paperwork – have relied on DACA to improve their lives and futures and to give back to their communities (see here, here, and here for examples of how DREAMers have used DACA to transform their lives and futures and to benefit the country they call home).
Ending DACA would upend the lives of talented young people and subject DREAMers to deportation. It also would hurt the American economy. A recent economic analysis from the Center for American Progress found that ending DACA would “wipe away at least $433.4 billion from the U.S. GDP cumulatively over 10 years.”