2010-10-09t031634z_01_jl414_rtridsp_0_usa

A new Rasmussen Report shows the vast majority of American voters believe our border with Mexico should be secured before we even begin to talk about how to allow the more than 11 million illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

Most voters like finding a way for illegal immigrants to stay in this country but not until the border is secured. However, they remain skeptical about the federal government’s interest in securing the border.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that would legalize the status of those here illegally if they have otherwise obeyed the law – provided the border is really secured to prevent future illegal immigration. Twenty-six percent (26%) oppose this comprehensive immigration reform plan even with the promise of tougher border control. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.