September 19, 2020

71% Favour work permits for young illegal immigrants in certain circumstances in USA


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Most voters don’t think the government is aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants but agree with President Obama’s decision to allow young people brought here illegally who meet certain criteria to avoid deportation.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government is not making enough effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants. Only 16% feel the government is doing too much to deport illegals, while 25% say the current amount of effort is about right. (To see survey question wording see below.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on June 17-18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC

Questions – New Immigration Law – June 17-18, 2012

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 17-18, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama’s new immigration policy?
2* Is the federal government making too much of an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants in this country, not enough of an effort, or about the right amount of effort?

3* If adults enter the United States illegally, but don’t break any other laws, should they be considered as lawbreakers?

4* If young people are brought here illegally by their parents, should they be considered as lawbreakers?

5* Suppose someone was brought to the country illegally when they were under 16. If they have no criminal record, have graduated from high school or have served in the military, should they be allowed to apply for work permits or should they be deported?

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

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