A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only 1 in 5 Americans want to see Dreamers deported. Moreover, 60 percent of the nation favors allowing Dreamers to remain in the country legally.
People often come to this country in the hope that they will find better lives for themselves and their families. Often, they are brought here as children as their families flee horrific conditions in their home countries. These former child immigrants, often called "Dreamers," are generally considered blameless -- but that doesn't change their immigration status.