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Most undocumented immigrants want to be integrated into American society

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A poll released Monday has found that 87 percent of undocumented immigrants in the United States want to become citizens and have deep roots in US society.

The poll, conducted by the firm Latino Decisions, comes as the US Congress readies to debate an immigration reform bill that would offer a path to citizenship to many of the 11 million people in the country without papers.

Besides the overwhelming percentage who want to become citizens, the poll found that 85 percent of those surveyed have at least one relative who is a citizen and 65 percent have at least one child with US nationality.

Other findings:

— 68 percent said they had lived in the United States for more than a decade and 22 percent between five and ten years.

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— 95 percent said they had at least one other family member in the United States; 71 percent lived in households that owned automobiles; and 15 percent said they owned their own homes.

The findings paint “a portrait of a community that is very integrated into the American fabric, and hopeful of a chance to gain legal status and ultimately citizenship,” Latino Decisions said.

The firm polled 400 people in Spanish and English who identified themselves as undocumented immigrants from March 4 to 29.

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A bipartisan group of eight senators is expected to introduce an immigration reform bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to become naturalized US citizens if they clear certain hurdles.

The bill, according to parts of it made public so far, establishes a 10-year process for legalizing people who are in the country without papers, followed by a three-year wait for citizenship.


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Democrats will lose the 2020 campaign if they treat it like a typical election and instead need to make a moral issue against President Donald Trump, author Tim Wise explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Wise is the author of the 2004 book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

"As Democrats work on their strategy to counter President Trump ahead of the 2020 election. Anti-racism activist Tim Wise -- who helped to defeat David Duke in two campaigns in the 1990s -- provided this advice for Democrats," anchor Chris Matthews said.

He read excerpts of tweets from Wise.

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On Monday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump is consulting with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) about who he should consider to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Nunes has led the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee since 2015 and chaired the committee for four years, despite having no professional qualifications of any kind for that role. Since 2017, he has been known for his stunts and conspiracy theories intended to discredit the Russia investigation and throw suspicion on anyone who looks into Trump's conduct.

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

The conservative Washington Examiner trolled President Donald Trump for his failure to construct any new border barricade during his 30 months in office.

On Monday, Trump lashed out at the media on Twitter for not giving him positive coverage for his wall, which he erroneously claimed would be paid for by Mexico.

The Examiner replied to Trump on Twitter, posting an article headlined, "Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office."

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