HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- Pennsylvania is showing support for Arizona and its recently passed controversial immigration law.
Nearly 60-percent of Pennsylvania residents taking part in a new Rasmussen Reports poll say they would support their state adopting similar legislation, while 32-percent are against the idea. However, 54-percent of Pennsylvanians admit they're concerned about possible civil rights violations that could accompany such a law, but 43-percent aren't worried there would be a problem.
Two-thirds of likely Pennsylvania voters say they want an immigration policy that would block entry into the U.S. for people who are, quote, "national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system."
Last week a Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by the Las Vegas "Review-Journal" showed that 85-percent of likely Republican primary voters would be in favor of a law similar to Arizona's regarding illegal immigrants, and a total of ten states are reportedly considering enacting comparable legislation. Meanwhile lawmakers in several other cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado, have called for boycotts of Arizona to protest the law.
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