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Public, Hispanics differ on SB1070

An artist drawing about illegal immigration is shown in the Center of Chicano offices on Stanford University campus as students study in background in Stanford, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2012. President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans. It bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the "DREAM Act," congressional legislation that would establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who attend college or join the military. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

PHOENIX (AP) — Many Americans who support Arizona’s immigration law are also open to a creating a path to U.S. citizenship, according to a recent survey.

The Pew Hispanic Center report says 58 percent of American adults approve the 2010 immigration law, on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday.

However, the survey found 42 percent of adults want an equal balance of tough immigration enforcement and access to citizenship for the country’s approximately 11 million illegal immigrants.

About 75 percent of Hispanics surveyed say they disapprove of the Arizona statute. The survey says 35 percent of Hispanics want a path to citizenship and border restrictions to be given equal weight.

The Pew Hispanic Center is part of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

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2 comments

  1. Iam a third generation latino. I am for the ARIZONA LAW, it should be the law of the land. Lets stop ilegal immigration now, before it is too late. And if the mexicans dont like it, get out. If you go to Mexico they dont treat it you, like we treat them here.

  2. It’s extremely unfortunate the SC has ruled the federal govt. may NOT enforce it’s own federal laws.

    However, with this decision as it is, the states must focus on the following:

    1) Pass E-Verify legislation.

    2) Insure local police may inquire of one’s immigration status.

    3) Pass a state law that all residents must file legal state income tax forms, with legal state identity. Insust on a driver’s license or state ID, with verified citizenship.

    4) Pass voter ID laws tied to the same state ID

    In this next election it’s critically important we vote AGAINST the politicians that support LEGAL migrants, over LEGAL residents.

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