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Questions - Immigration Children - June 25-26, 2018

More Voters Now Want Merit-Based Immigration, Not Family-Based
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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted June 25-26, 2018
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