The Washington Times - May 7, 2013, 12:15PM

A new poll finds that support for comprehensive immigration has dipped ever so slightly and that the vast majority of voters don’t think the border will be secured if Congress passes an immigration fix.

The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 55 percent of likely voters favor giving legal status to illegal immigrants “who have otherwise obeyed the law as long as the government really secures the border to prevent future illegal immigration.”

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“Thirty percent oppose the plan even with the guarantee of tougher border security,” the poll found. “Fifteen percent are undecided.”


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The survey coincides with another round of hearing on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are working through the the 844-page immigration bill that a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced last month.


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The proposal, among other things, would give illegal immigrants who have lived here before 2012 the chance to gain legal status as long as the Department of Homeland Security meets a series of security yardsticks, including developing a border security plan and establishing mandatory verification of citizenship for employers.


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The Rasmussen Reports of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on May 5-6, 2013. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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