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Questions - Immigration Reform - April 1-2, 2013

Just 29% Support Immigration Plan Without Tougher Border Control
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 1-2, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* A comprehensive immigration reform plan has been proposed that would secure the border and prevent future illegal immigration. As part of the plan, those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law would be given legal status to stay in the United States. If you knew that the border would really be secured to prevent future illegal immigration, would you favor or oppose this plan?

2* Think for a moment about those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law. If they are allowed to stay, should they be granted U.S. citizenship or should they be granted legal resident status without citizenship?

3* Suppose the plan was changed so that there would be no provisions to secure the border and prevent future illegal immigration. But those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law, would still be given legal status to stay in the United States. Would you favor or oppose that plan?

4* What if the plan did secure the border and prevent illegal immigration. However, those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law would not be allowed to stay. Would you favor or oppose this plan?

5* Are people who want to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration racist?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence