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Voters Don't Believe Immigration Reform Will Lead to Border Control

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

President Trump has challenged Congress to come up with a long overdue comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration laws in the next six months, but voters remain skeptical that real border control is on the way.

Even if Congress passed a law to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, just 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government would actually secure the border. That includes only 15% who think real border control is Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% believe the government is unlikely to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration even if a comprehensive immigration reform package is passed, with 17% who say it's Not At All Likely. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 6-7, 2017 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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