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Friday, February 18, 2011

Majority: States Should Enforce Immigration Laws If Feds Do No

Rasmussen Reports: In response to DOJ challenge to its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. Most voters continue to support Arizona’s new immigration law and strongly believe states should be able to fight illegal immigration if the federal government is not.

Survey Results:
- 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them.
- 22% disagree and say states should not have that right.

Arizona is seeking reimbursement in its suit against the federal government:
- 49% federal government should reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration.
- 30% government should not reimburse states - 21% are not sure.

Passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state;
- 57% of voters favor - 28% oppose such a law - 15% undecided
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