In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas...
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Poll: Keep unaccompanied children who cross into U.S. here

Updated

The influx of immigrant children crossing alone into the U.S. has been a popular issue over the past few weeks.

Now new polling shows what Americans think should happen to those children… and there’s overwhelming support for keeping those kids here, if they qualify as political refugees.

69 percent – that’s seven in ten people in a new Public Religion Research Institute poll say those kids should be treated as refugees and allowed to stay in this country if authorities determine it isn’t safe for them to return home.

Only a quarter – 27 percent – said those children should be treated as illegal immigrants and deported.  

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Poll: Keep unaccompanied children who cross into U.S. here

Updated