Even most Trump backers want a path to citizenship for immigrants here illegally

As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress on Tuesday for the first time, a new McClatchy-Marist Poll finds that even 72 percent of Trump’s own supporters want a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

Trump is targeting millions of people for possible deportation. But Americans are warm to the notion that immigrants should be welcome.

“The White House is clearly not in step with where public opinion is on this question,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the nationwide survey. CONT.

Sean Cockerham, McClatchy