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Questions - Immigration and Border Security - May 5-6, 2013

Only 38% Think Immigration Reform Law Even Somewhat Likely to Pass This Year
Only 30% Think Government Likely to Secure Border If Reform Bill Passes
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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
Conducted May 5-6, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Generally speaking, when done within the law, is immigration good for America or bad for America?

2* A comprehensive immigration reform plan has been proposed that would secure the border and prevent future illegal immigration. As part of the plan, those who entered the country illegally but have otherwise obeyed the law would be given legal status to stay in the United States. If you knew that the border would really be secured to prevent future illegal immigration, would you favor or oppose this plan?

3* Should those who are now in this country illegally be granted legal status right away or should that come only after the border is secured?


4* If a law was passed to secure the border, prevent future illegal immigration and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, how likely is it that the federal government would actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration?

5* Regardless of what you want to happen, how likely is it that comprehensive immigration reform legislation will pass the Senate and the House and be signed by the president this year?


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