Today, Rasmussen released a poll that 46 percent of those polled think that tougher border control, as Sen. Marco Rubio and others have suggested will be a part of the Senate immigration bill, is unlikely if the new immigration law passes. According to Rasmussen:
Voters continue to favor a welcoming immigration policy but still feel more strongly that stricter border control has to come first. They’re evenly divided, however, over whether the government will make more of an effort to control the border if a new bipartisan immigration reform proposal is passed by Congress.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out only national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree with that goal for immigration policy. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.
Of course, the bill is not yet written, let alone passed.
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- Obama lays out his plan to overhaul immigration (leaveittogossip.wordpress.com)
- Obama tweets ‘We are a nation of immigrants’; Forgets operative word: Legal (twitchy.com)
- How long is the immigration ‘line’? As long as 24 years. (washingtonpost.com)
- American voters split on gun control, immigration issues (cinewsnow.com)
- Details of the Senate immigration proposal (star-telegram.com)
- Obama pushes for immigration reform (valleycentral.com)
- Local residents weigh in as Washington nears immigration reform (swrnn.com)
- Sen. Cruz: Immigration Bill ‘Profoundly Unfair’ To Millions Of Legal Immigrants (washington.cbslocal.com)