60% Think U.S. Not Aggressive Enough In Deporting Illegal Immigrants

Article publisher: 
Rasmussen Reports
Article date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Article category: 
National Issues
Article Body: 

...Only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should stop deporting illegal immigrants until Congress passes an immigration reform plan...

Sixty percent (60%) believe the U.S. government is not aggressive enough now in deporting illegal immigrants. Fourteen percent (14%) say it is too aggressive, while 16% think the number of deportations is about right...

Just 19% of voters believe that those who are not in this country illegally should be granted legal status right away. Sixty-four percent (64%) say legalization should come only after the border is secured. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. These findings, too, haven’t changed in years...

Millions of people have entered the United States legally but then stayed longer than their visas allowed. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters think the federal government should find these people and make them leave the country...

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