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Toplines - Rasmussen Reports & NumbersUSA: Immigration - March 8-9, 2021

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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted March 8-9, 2021
By Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA


1* Regarding the growing number of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, how concerned are you about the government's ability to handle them while meeting Covid-19 protocols?


48% Very concerned

25% Somewhat concerned

18% Not very concerned

7% Not at all concerned

1% Not sure


2* Congress is considering legislation to give lifetime work permits and a path to citizenship for an estimated five million illegal immigrants. Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose this legalization?


22% Strongly support legalization

23% Somewhat support legalization

16% Somewhat oppose legalization

35% Strongly oppose legalization

4% Not sure


3* If Congress does decide to legalize those illegal immigrants, should the legalization include a mandate for all employers to use the federal E-Verify system to keep U.S. jobs away from future illegal immigrants?


61% Yes, include mandatory E-Verify

21% No, don't include mandatory E-Verify

19% Not sure


4* If illegal immigrants are given legal status, should they get permanent work permits and a path to citizenship before E-Verify has been fully implemented or only after E-Verify has been fully implemented?


29% Before E-Verify is fully implemented

55% Only after E-Verify is fully implemented

15% Not sure


5* For any illegal immigrants who get legal status, should they be allowed to send only for a spouse and minor children, or do you favor them also eventually bringing in other adult relatives in a process that can include extended family and spouses' families?


66% You favor allowing only a spouse and minor children

22% You favor also eventually bringing in other adult relatives in a process that can include extended family and their spouses' families

12% Not sure


6* How long should any illegal immigrant have lived in the United States to qualify for lifetime work permits and path to citizenship:


20% More than twenty years

21% Ten years

24% Five years

8% Since Jan. 1 of this year

16% No amount of time qualifies

11% Not sure


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