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Immigration Reform in Louisiana

* 1. According to a 2009 estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center, there are 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States -of these are 65,000 illegal immigrants in Louisiana. Would you say illegal immigration is a big problem in Louisiana, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all?

* 2. The state of Arizona recently passed a strict law concerning illegal immigrants in that state. Do you feel Louisiana should implement similar legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants?

* 3. Do you feel that Louisiana is currently enforcing its immigration laws?

* 4. What role does racial profiling play in enforcing illegal immigration laws?

* 5. Thinking about illegal immigrants, please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements.

Illegal immigration has an impact on crime.

* 6. Illegal immigration has an impact on the economy.

* 7. Illegal immigration has an impact on healthcare costs.

* 8. Illegal immigrants are willing to do jobs Americans are not willing to do.

* 9. Illegal immigrants take jobs away from Americans.

* 10. Now in thinking about immigration in general, please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements.

Immigrants bring a diverse set of skills and educational backgrounds.

* 11. On average, immigrants improve the living standards of Americans.

* 12. Immigrants are a net drain on federal and state government budgets.

* 13. Immigration is important to the diversity of American culture, reinforcing the idea of the American “melting pot.”

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