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ABC/Post Poll: 80 Percent Favor Stronger Border Security

Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 01:14 PM

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Eighty percent of Americans support tighter border security and 72 percent say more foreign, high-skilled workers should be allowed into the country under the immigration H-1B visa program, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.

The survey of 1,014 conducted March 27-30 also found that 57 percent of respondents back a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while 40 percent are against it.

Among Republicans, 93 percent favor stricter border control, 71 percent approve of letting in more foreign, high-skilled workers, and only 35 percent support citizenship for illegal immigrants, while 60 percent are opposed.

Among Democratic respondents, 76 percent favor increased border controls, 72 percent approve of letting in more high skilled workers, and 73 percent support citizenship for illegal immigrants, compared to only 25 percent who oppose it.



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