Americans Still Don't Think Feds Will Secure the Border

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 07, 2013 12:13 PM

Despite lawmakers on Capitol Hill vowing to secure the border in exchange for a new pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants, voters do not believe the federal government will follow through on that promise even if a reform bill passes. From Rasmussen Reports:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters still favor the plan that would give legal status to those here now illegally who have otherwise obeyed the law as long as the government really secures the border to prevent future illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) oppose the plan even with the guarantee of tougher border security. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.

Support for the plan is down four points since April.

But now just 30% of voters think it’s even somewhat likely that the federal government would actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration if the reform plan became law. That’s down from 38% in March and 45% in January.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) now believe the government is unlikely to secure the border if the law is passed.