Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 20-21, 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* Should those who are now in this country illegally be granted legal status right away or should that come only after the border is secured?
3* If a law was passed to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, how likely is it that the federal government would actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration?
4* Who should determine whether the border is secure—the federal Department of Homeland Security, Congress, political leaders in border states or voters in border states through a referendum?
5* Regardless of what you want to happen, how likely is it that comprehensive immigration reform legislation will pass the Senate and the House and be signed by the president this year?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence