USA Today -- Alan Gomez

Americans have become more focused on securing the border and less interested in providing legal standing to undocumented immigrants living in the USA, according to a poll released Wednesday.

In the wake of news reports about tens of thousands of Central American children rushing across the nation's southwestern border, a new Pew Research Center survey found that 33% of Americans want to focus on border security, 23% prefer a pathway to citizenship, and 41% want both.

Updated: Fri, Oct 31st 2014 @ 1:15pm EDT