If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

Questions - Guest Workers and Visas - March 20-21, 2013

73% Think States Should Set Guest Worker Limits
To Become U.S. Citizen, 54% Say Drop Previous Citizenship
61% Favor Immigration Reform With English As Official Language
55% Want Government to Deport Those Who Overstay Their Visas
See Toplines
Platinum Page

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 20-21, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Another proposal has been made to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration and penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. It would allow those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law to stay. It would also make English the official language of the United States. Would you favor or oppose this plan? 


2* Some states have a need for seasonal workers. Do you favor or oppose a guest worker plan that would allow workers to stay in the United States temporarily if they have a job?


3*  Who should determine the number of guest workers allowed in each state—should it be the federal government or the state government?


4* If someone wants to become a citizen of the United States, should they be allowed to remain as the citizen of another country at the same time?


5* Millions of people entered the United States legally but stayed longer than their visas allowed. Should the federal government find these people and make them go home?

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