In the fall, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national poll concerning Americans' attitudes toward illegal immigration. Not surprisingly, the poll received very little, if any attention from the national press.
The poll found only five percent (5%) of Likely U.S. Voters "say the government is Very Likely to secure the border if it’s part of legislation that would give legal status to those already here illegally."
An overwhelming 65 percent of respondents said it is unlikely.
Rasmussen Reports stated:
Most voters continue to put more border control first in any immigration reform plan, but fewer than ever trust the federal government to actually control the border if a new plan is passed. Voters also lean toward a go-slow piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform over a comprehensive bill."
The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted between October 20-21, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2006.
While the measure was supposed to see to it that 700 miles of double-layered, barbed wire fence was built along the U.S./Mexican border, along with more vehicle barriers and manned checkpoints, it never happened.
In early 2009, the Government Accountability Office reported that only 32 miles of double-layered fencing had been constructed. As Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) pointed out in a May 2010 Human Events op-ed: "That means under President Obama, only 2.3 miles of it has been built over an entire year."
Given these facts and the dismal record the Obama administration has on immigration enforcement, it is little wonder why the American people place so little trust in a president, who once promised to run "the most transparent administration in history."