A new Rasmussen Reports poll has found that only 30% of American voters believe the federal government will actually secure the border if Congress passes an immigration reform bill.  This shows an ever-increasing pessimism from Americans that the government is serious about securing our nation's borders: in March, 38% said the federal government would secure the borders if legislation passes and in January, the figure was 45%. In the same poll, only 7% of voters consider it "very likely" that the border will be secured, while 24% consider it "not at all likely."

A recent Rasmussen poll showed that only 25% of voters agree with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's claim that the border is secure.  57% of voters believe the government should keep building the border fence, while 29% were opposed to this.  

Also, just 12% of voters believe that the Mexican government is intent on stopping its citizens from entering the U.S. illegally and 54% think the Mexican government should be asked to compensate the U.S. government for the costs of illegal immigration.

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Updated: Fri, May 10th 2013 @ 12:10pm EDT