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Questions - Immigration - February 16-17, 2011

Most Voters Say It’s Better to Enforce Existing Immigration Laws Than Create New Ones
67% Say States Should Be Able To Enforce Immigration Laws If Feds Are Not
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted February 16-17, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Arizona’s decision to sue the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws?


 2* If a state believes that the federal government is not enforcing the current immigration laws, should that state have the right to enforce the laws on its own?


 3* Should the federal government reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration?


 4* In order to combat illegal immigration in the United States do we need new immigration laws or do we need to enforce the existing immigration laws?


5* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state.  Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state? 


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