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NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON SYRIAN REFUGEES; MOST WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS

In the midst of terror attacks at home and abroad, and following Gov. Chris Christie’s demand that no Syrian refugees come to the state, New Jersey residents split evenly on whether to accept refugees from Syria, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 45 percent say New Jersey should remain open to refugees from the … Read more …

Posted at 12:57 pm December 9, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Immigration, Terrorism

NEW JERSEYANS LARGELY SUPPORT A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, SHOW INCREASINGLY POSITIVE VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION

As the immigration debate rages on in the race to 2016, New Jerseyans increasingly support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently working in the United States, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Sixty-four percent of residents now believe undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay and apply for U.S. citizenship, an increase of … Read more …

Posted at 1:44 pm August 7, 2015, in Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA IMMIGRATION ORDER SUPPORTED BY MAJORITY IN NEW JERSEY

A majority of New Jersey residents (53 percent) support President Barack Obama’s executive order sparing millions of undocumented immigrants from risk of immediate deportation by refocusing enforcement efforts on “felons, not families,” according to results of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-two percent oppose the action, and six percent are unsure.  

Posted at 12:01 am December 17, 2014, in Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT DREAM ACT

As President Barack Obama moves to implement parts of the DREAM Act by executive order, bypassing the need for congressional approval, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that 80% of New Jerseyans support the provisions of the proposed law. The DREAM Act would prevent young undocumented immigrants from being deported if they met certain requirements regarding … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 18, 2012, in Immigration, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SAY LEGAL IMMIGRATION IS GOOD FOR THE STATE

By more than a two to one margin, New Jersey adults say that legal immigration is good for the Garden State. Sixty percent also say that legal immigration should be kept at its current level or increased, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am July 13, 2006, in Immigration, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

IMMIGRATION: THE NEW JERSEY PERSPECTIVE

Eight-in-ten New Jerseyans would like to see a reduction (62%) or a halt (16%) to immigration to this country. In addition, while 8-in-10 say illegal immigration is a major problem in this country, fewer—3-in-10——see it as a major problem in New Jersey.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll