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April 08, 2006

Two Recent Surveys Of Newcomers: Undocumented Immigrants And Legal Immigrants On Record In Support Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The National Immigration Forum published the results of two new surveys from Sergio Bendixen of Bendixen and Associates in Miami, Florida. Bendixen is considered the nation's preeminent pollster of ethnic and immigrant communities. In the first survey, which was sponsored by the Manhattan Institute and the National Immigration Forum, in-depth interviews were conducted in three U.S. cities with undocumented immigrants from Latin America regarding their willingness to come forward to legalize their status.

In the second survey, sponsored by New America Media, an ethnic media consortium based in San Francisco, California, legal immigrants from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe were interviewed about their views regarding the recent policy debate. Visit the National Immigration Forum's website for a complete summary of the data collected for each survey.

These surveys put numbers on the sentiments expressed in the wave of rallies across the country. Legal immigrants and undocumented immigrants alike are watching. Their fate depends in part on the fate of legislation before the Congress and the Administration. Our policy makers would be wise to hear their voices and respond to their aspirations to be fully embraced accepted by the nation they now call home.

Bendixen & Associates interviewed 800 legal immigrants by telephone between February 24 and March 21, 2006. The sample was designed to be representative of the 26 million legal immigrants that reside in the United States according to the U.S. Census. Approximately three-fifths of the legal immigrants interviewed for the poll are citizens of the United States and about three-fourths of them (citizens) are registered voters.

At; http://www.immigrationforum.org

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 8, 2006 07:02 AM

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