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Public Support for the DREAM Act
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June 29, 2010

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This fact sheet provides an overview of the results from a public opinion survey analyzing support for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act), federal legislation that would provide undocumented students brought to the United States as children with the opportunity to earn permanent legal status upon meeting certain requirements.

According to the survey results, 70% of Americans favor the DREAM Act, a notable increase in support compared to a similar 2004 poll that placed public support at 58%.

The telephone survey was commissioned by First Focus and conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, using a national probability sample of 1,008 adults comprising 506 men and 502 women. The survey was completed during the period of June 10-13, 2010. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3%.

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