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Americans See Limits on Citizenship for Children of Illegals As Best Way to Stop Illegal Immigration

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Americans still overwhelmingly believe in the importance of closing the border to future illegal immigration despite the federal government’s failure to do so. Rasmussen Reports asked Americans the best way to stop illegal immigration and found continuing support for certain actions the government could take.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of American Adults think it is important to secure the border to prevent future illegal immigration, with 60% who say it is Very Important. This is up slightly from 78% and 57% respectively in April of last year.  Just 16% consider sealing the border against illegal immigration not very or Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 8-9, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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