Californians in record numbers want to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, not charge them extra for college, and offer a path to citizenship, a new Field Poll shows.
Attitudes are changing fast: This marks the first time a majority of voters have turned thumbs-up on driver's licenses since the Field Poll began asking the question in 2005.
But voters indicated the welcome mat should extend only to immigrants already living in the state.
"Voters are in favor of liberalizing some of the laws toward undocumented immigrants, but at the same time, they don't want to diminish border control," said Mark DiCamillo, Field Poll director.
Californians still believe that too many people have entered the state illegally, he said.
"But so many live here now who are in limbo in terms of their legal status that the public is coming around to the view that we have to attend to that," DiCamillo said.
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