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Questions - Immigration and Work Permits - August 16-17, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted August 16-17, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama’s new immigration policy?


2* Is the federal government making too much of an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants in this country, not enough of an effort, or about the right amount of effort?


3* If young people are brought here illegally by their parents, should they be considered as lawbreakers?


4* Suppose someone was brought to the country illegally when they were under 16. If they have no criminal record, have graduated from high school or have served in the military, should they be allowed to apply for work permits or should they be deported?


5* Under a new federal government policy, young illegal immigrants are now able to obtain legal work permits in certain circumstances. If someone is in the country illegally but has been granted a work permit, should that person be eligible to receive a driver’s license and public benefits including subsidized child care and unemployment benefits from state governments?


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