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2014  Chicago Council Immigration Survey

RESEARCH Report by Dina Smeltz, Juliana Kerr, and Craig Kafura
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Tom Gill

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs report which shows bipartisan support among Midwestern business leaders to pass immigration reform.

Business Leaders on Immigration—The View from the Midwest 

About this Public Opinion Survey 

A report released by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows bipartisan support among Midwestern business leaders to pass immigration reform. The report comes days after President Obama urged Congress to move on reforms in his State of the Union address and the House GOP unveiled their immigration principles. 

Seventy-five percent of Republican, 63 percent of Democrat, and 55 percent of Independent Midwest business leaders surveyed favor the Senate bill on comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship combined with stricter border control. While majorities across political lines support the outlines of the Senate bill, there is less support for legislation that would tackle individual issues incrementally.