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Monday, April 11, 2011

Most People Say Enforcing Immigration Laws Would Cut Poverty

Rasmussen Reports:  Americans feel more strongly than ever that the lack of immigration law enforcement directly effects poverty in the country.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults say if immigration laws were enforced, there would be less poverty in America.  Only 19% disagree with that assessment, while 20% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.) . . .

Despite the billions of dollars spent on government anti-poverty programs, a majority of Americans nationwide still believe there are more poor people in the country today than there were 10 years ago. In fact, a plurality (45%) of adults thinks the current government anti-poverty programs actually increase poverty in America.

A majority of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Most voters continue to favor strong sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them. Voters also feel strongly that police should check the immigration status of drivers during routine traffic stops. . . . [Full Article]

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