November 2, 2010

Hispanics Split on Impact of Unauthorized Immigration

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Hispanics are divided about the impact of illegal immigration on Hispanics already living in the U.S.

Hispanics are far less positive in their views of unauthorized immigration than they were a few years ago. About four-in-five of the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants are of Hispanic origin. Roughly equal shares of Hispanics now say the impact of illegal immigration on Hispanics already living in the U.S. has been positive (29%), negative (31%) or made no difference (30%). This is in sharp in contrast to opinion in 2007. At that time, 50% of Hispanics said the effect of unauthorized immigration on Hispanics already living in the U.S. was positive, while just 20% said it was negative. Read More