64% in Arizona Say Children Born To Illegal Immigrants Should Not Automatically Become U.S. Citizens
Arizona legislators are already being criticized for another tough measure they are considering to combat illegal immigration – denying birth certificates to children born to illegal immigrants in the state.2* Should the U.S. Justice Department challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court?
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arizona finds that 64% agree that children born to illegal immigrants should not automatically become citizens of the United States. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say these children should become U.S. citizens.
Nationally, 58% of voters say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States.
4* Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States. Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United States?