National Survey of
1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
Conducted April 3-4, 2016
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal immigrant and gives birth to a child in the United States. Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?
2* Should illegal immigrants who have American-born children be exempt from deportation?
3* The majority of immigrant visas awarded in the United States are based on a family relationship. A proposal has been made to award visas instead on the level of skills a potential immigrant brings to this country. Do you favor moving to a merit-based system for legal immigration or prefer to keep the existing family-based system?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/-3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence