Posted on November 7, 2005

60% Favor Barrier on Mexican Border

Rasmussen Reports, Nov. 7

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans say that immigration issue are somewhat or very important in terms of how they will vote for President and Congress on Election Day. That includes 46% who consider the issue “very important.”

Sixty percent (60%) of Americans say they favor building a barrier along the border between the United States and Mexico to help reduce illegal immigration. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 26% are opposed to this approach.

Forty-nine percent (49%) also favor a proposal that would end “birthright” citizenship to children born of illegal aliens in the United States. Forty-one percent (41%) are opposed.

Under current law, anyone born in the United States is automatically eligible for citizenship. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Americans know that this is currently the law.

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