US Immigration Policy has overtaken the economy as the Top Issue for Hispanic Voters

June 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Asked to name the most important issues facing Hispanics, 51% of respondents cited immigration. Another 35% said the economy and jobs, while 18% said education. The poll of 500 Hispanic registered voters, both immigrants and US-born, was conducted by the independent research firm Latino Decisions and co-sponsored by Spanish language media company ImpreMedia. “Our poll suggests immigration politics are now key to Hispanic voters,” said Gary Segura, a professor of poli sci at Stanford who runs Latino Decisions. A poll conducted last November of the Hispanic voters by the research group November found 49% of all respondents put the economy and jobs first. Immigration was cited as the main concern by 23%. As states like Georgia, Alabama and Arizona continue to pass tough laws to curb illegal immigration, “this issue is going to continue to resonate with this electorate,” said Mr. Segura. Since last fall, both English- and Spanish-language media have heavily chronicled record deportations and controversial enforcement policies promoted by President Obama’s administration and recent public appearances by Mr. Obama to support an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws. (WSJ) [NOTE: it may not happen tomorrow BUT something is going to change with this many votes at stake – I have been saying it for many months]


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