Public Opinion and Participation Survey on Response to/with/for Asylum Seekers and Immigrants

Public participation, advocacy, education, and inhibitions regarding offering a compassionate response to asylum seekers and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border: why people do and why people do not.

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* 1. What is your religious affiliation?

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* 2. What do you believe is the most important or urgent issue/concern/problem confronting the U.S. today regarding immigration and asylum seekers?

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* 3. What do you believe is the primary inhibitor for compassion for refugees seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border?

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* 4. On a scale of 0-10, how knowledgeable are you on international treaties (i.e., UNHCR, Convention, Protocol) as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border policies and practices?

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* 5. On a scale of 0-10, how knowledgeable are you on existing U.S. Immigration law as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border policies and practices?

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* 6. On a scale of 0-10, how knowledgeable do you consider yourself on existing U.S. Immigration law (i.e., Flores Settlement Agreement) as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border policies and practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children who are detained in U.S. custody?

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* 7. On a scale of 0-10, how knowledgeable are you on the implementation of the 2019 Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP; also known as “remain in Mexico) as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border policies and practices?

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* 8. What is the primary reason you initially began participating in some capacity with asylum seekers and/or immigrants?

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* 9. How many people did you invite to volunteer with asylum seekers/immigrants or to attend immigration-related events during 2019?

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* 10. How many educational seminars on immigration did you attend during 2019?

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* 11. How many books did you read on immigration during 2019?

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* 12. How many education and/or advocacy events on immigration did you attend during 2019?

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* 13. How many times did you personally participate in civic actions/public events to support immigration-related reform during 2019?

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* 14. How many times did you personally volunteer directly with asylum seekers and/or immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border?

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* 15. How many times did you personally volunteer directly with asylum seekers and/or immigrants inland (not at the physical border) during 2019?

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* 16. How many times did you personally offer overnight hospitality, or volunteer at an overnight shelter, for asylum seekers and/or migrants during 2019?

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* 17. How much financial support did you personally donate for asylum seekers and/or immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during 2019?

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* 18. How many letters/emails did you write to elected officials during 2019 regarding unjust U.S. immigration policies and practices?

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* 19. How many phone calls did you make to elected officials during 2019 regarding unjust U.S. immigration policies and practices?

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* 20. How many visits did you personally make to an elected official to discuss unjust U.S. border policies and practices during 2019?

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* 21. How many times have you ever sat in solidarity with asylum seekers or immigrants during an immigration hearing or deportation proceedings (i.e., Operation Streamline)?

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* 22. One a scale of 0-10, how active/vocal are religious leaders/institutions currently regarding education and advocacy for asylum seekers/immigration?

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* 23. On a scale of 0-10, how active/vocal could or should religious leaders/institutions be regarding education and advocacy for asylum seekers/immigration?

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* 24. Approximately how many times did someone in your religious community preach or teach on immigration during 2019?

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* 25. Do you want your religious leader to be more active in moral/ethical leadership regarding current US immigration policies and practices at the U.S.-Mexico border?

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* 26. What do you believe is the primary reason that religious leaders are not more active in moral-ethical leadership regarding asylum seekers and immigration?

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* 27. What is the most important way an uninterested or uninvolved person could be become ready to extend humanitarian compassion for refugees seeking asylum?

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* 28. What is the most important thing you personally need to do to enhance your response with asylum seekers/immigration?

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* 29. What are your personal inhibitors for responding with (more) compassion to/for/with asylum seekers and immigrants?

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* 30. Open response: offer your two cents on anything related to asylum seekers/immigrants and current U.S. policies and practices at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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