SAN DIEGO (AP) — Many Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing illegally into the U.S.

Fifty-three percent of those who answered an Associated Press-GfK poll believe the U.S. has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, and 44 percent believe it does.

And 52 percent say children fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees, while 46 percent say they should.

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