WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- About two-thirds of likely voters say the United States should enforce existing immigration laws instead of passing new ones, a poll indicates.
Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed by Rasmussen Reports said new laws are not needed, while 24 percent said they are. Republicans at 79 percent and independents at 71 percent were more likely to favor enforcement of existing laws than Democrats.
Sixty-five percent said controlling the border is more important than providing legal status for undocumented immigrants living in the United States, a percentage that has remained steady for several years. And 67 percent said states should be able to pass their own laws if they feel the federal government is not doing enough to control immigration.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters on Feb. 16-17. The margin of error is 3 percentage points. The poll was released Tuesday.