If Border Is Secured, 38% Still Want to Decrease Legal Immigration
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Most Americans want to decrease or leave unchanged the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States even if the government secures the border to stop the flow of illegals.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of American Adults think the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country legally should be increased if the government actually secures the border and prevents illegal immigration. But 38% believe the government should decrease the level of legal immigration if the border is really secured, while 24% feel the level should be left unchanged. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2013 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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