Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law (May 2011)

Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law (May 2011)

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Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.39%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re38%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law12%
Don't know11%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.24%26%54%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re36%42%39%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law22%19%4%
Don't know18%13%2%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.52%43%60%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re46%41%35%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law1%9%4%
Don't know1%7%2%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.23%32%20%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re42%31%37%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law21%22%22%
Don't know14%15%21%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.17%27%54%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re40%36%39%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law31%14%3%
Don't know11%23%3%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.44%50%69%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re47%46%24%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law4%3%4%
Don't know6%2%3%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.21%13%19%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re56%32%31%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law21%32%40%
Don't know2%23%9%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.22%55%52%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re39%34%44%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law24%8%3%
Don't know15%3%2%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.46%32%18%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re39%39%40%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law9%6%28%
Don't know7%22%15%

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categoryMaleFemale
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.41%37%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re41%36%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law14%10%
Don't know4%16%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.30%41%46%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re36%40%39%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law20%11%6%
Don't know15%8%10%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Local law enforcement officials should be required to actively enforce federal immigration laws.40%42%38%42%35%27%
Local law enforcement officials should be allowed to enforce federal immigration laws, but it should not be a primary re40%31%41%36%46%55%
Cities and counties should be allowed to restrict local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law6%12%13%14%12%11%
Don't know15%15%8%7%8%7%

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