A Sergio Bendixen poll  contacted 1,600 "undocumented immigrants" in Spanish and discovered that 83% said they'd apply for the "Z" Visa, with 14% prefering to maintain their present status as illegal aliens.
However, 27% said they wouldn't apply even for the "Z" Visa if there are touchback provisions that would require them to receive that visa and without a guaranteed "right to return". It should be noted that, AFAIK, the touchback provisions in both current Senate and House bills only require them to leave the U.S. for a minimal amount of time and only to get on the "path to citizenship", not for the visa specifically.
Hopefully that will help them in their decision as to which of our laws they would prefer to follow.
Immigration2007a · Sun, 06/24/2007 - 09:14 · Importance: 1