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Questions - Immigration - December 14-15, 2012

41% Think a Child Born in the U.S. to an Illegal Immigrant Should Be a Citizen
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted December 14-15, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* When it comes to immigration reform, which is more important…gaining control of the border or legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States?

2* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

3* 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?

4* Before anyone receives local, state or federal government services, should they be required to prove they are legally allowed to be in the United States?

5* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

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