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Your Thoughts on Immigration

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According to a new poll done by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune, Texas voters are nearly split between whether or not the federal immigration law should be changed to include a way for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizen.

"I certainly think they ought to be a citizen.  They get Social Security and Supplement Security Income.  They get that stuff out of their paycheck and they can't benefit from any of those things," said Wichita Falls resident Pat Nelson.  "They are the hardest working people in the country," she said.

Another Wichita Falls resident said they should be able to become citizens after everything they go through to get here. 

William Johnson, a Wichita Falls Resident said that there needs to be a compromise, so we can get some stringent requirements to guard against illegal entry.

Another resident told Newschannel 6, if someone wants to live the american dream, they should get the opportunity to live try and live it.

However, not everyone Newschannel 6 talked to thinks the law should include the pathway.  The only person who opposed it said that if they come in illegally they should not be able to become citizens.

The poll states 44 percent of registered Texas voters are against the change.

James Parish, Newschannel 6