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Questions - Immigration - March 8-9, 2011

63% Say Border Control Is Top Immigration Priority
67% Favor Automatic Police Immigration Checks, Most Support Sanctions on Employers and Landlords
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 8-9, 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* In thinking about the immigration issue, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on landlords who rent or sell property to illegal immigrants?



4* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?


5* If a police officer pulls someone over for a traffic violation, should the officer automatically check to see if that person is in the country legally?



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