Americans Oppose ‘Obamacare,’ Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Made Legal by Reform

… Who would get welfare and other benefits under immigration reform is a complicated and still-unanswered question, with Congress far from done debating immigration legislation. But what Americans think of the idea is suddenly much clearer.

According to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, more than two-thirds of all Americans and nine out of every 10 Republicans oppose making legalized immigrants “eligible for government benefits … before they become citizens,” confirming the issue’s potency as one of the main political attacks against immigration reform supporters in 2014. [cont.]

Scott Bland, National Journal