Poll: 48% of Americans favor building a barrier along the Mexican border and forcing illegal aliens to leave the United States
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 36% prefer a candidate promising to “expand legal opportunities for foreign workers to find jobs.”
Sixty percent (60%) of Americans believe that immigration reform should include laws requiring that all government documents be printed in English. Just 29% disagree.
Republicans favor the candidate focused on controlling the border by a two-to-one margin. Democrats are more evenly divided. Among those not affiliated with either major party (a growing number), 47% prefer the candidate focused on controlling the border while 35% take the opposite view.
The overall results are essentially unchanged from attitudes measured a year ago. They are consistent with the general public view that it doesn't make sense to debate new immigration laws until we can first control our borders and enforce existing laws.
The latest survey also found that most Americans (56%%) oppose granting citizenship to the child of an illegal alien born in the United States. Just 35% believe citizenship should be granted.
By a similar margin, 55% to 29%, American adults oppose granting citizenship to parents of children born in the United States.
Poll results: Send illegal aliens back
Wall Street Journal Refuses to Print its Own Immigration Poll