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Questions - Immigration - May 17-18, 2011

60% Say Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration
64% Still Put Border Security Ahead of Legalizing Illegals Already Here
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted May 17-18, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* In terms of immigration legislation, 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* Do the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally?

4* Should the U.S. military be used along the border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration?

5* Which is the better approach to dealing with illegal immigration—allowing individual states to act on their own to enforce immigration laws or relying upon the federal government to enforce immigration laws? 

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