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52% Say U.S. Not Aggressive Enough in Deportations; 14% Say Too Aggressive

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Obama administration is considering a reduction in the number of illegal immigrants it deports, pending passage of an immigration reform plan now stalled in Congress. But most voters still believe the federal government is not aggressive enough in this area already and should not halt deportations while it waits on Congress to act.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is too aggressive in deporting those who are in this country illegally. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe the government is not aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants. Twenty-two percent (22%) view the current number of deportations as about right. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27-28, 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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