The outlines for a consensus are pretty clear, according to the latest Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg survey.

** About 60% of Democrats, Republicans and independents support "a path to citizenship by registering, paying a fine, getting fingerprinted, and learning English, among other requirements." (Opponents label this approach "amnesty." So most Americans support some form of amnesty, whether they know it or not.

** A majority of Americans oppose allowing illegal immigrants to receive emergency room care, and sixty percent oppose letting illegal immigrants' children attend public schools.

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