A new poll suggests that American Jews are more conflicted about the challenges of immigration than their communal leaders -- but that's to be expected, the Jewish leaders say.

The poll, commissioned by the pro-enforcement Center for Immigration Studies, shows that Jews who support "enforcing the law and causing [illegal immigrants] to return home over time" are statistically tied with Jews who favor "granting legal status and a pathway to citizenship to most illegal immigrants."

By Ron Kampeas -- JTA (Global News Service of the Jewish People)

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Updated: Mon, Jan 25th 2010 @ 2:05pm EST