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July 16, 2006

Hispanics energized by immigration debate

There is an article in the United Press International from July 15, 2006 which refers to an article by the Pew Hispanic Center (http://pewhispanic.org);

A poll of Hispanic-Americans finds that the debate on immigration has politically energized many Latinos.

The Pew Hispanic Center found that 54 percent of those surveyed say discrimination against Hispanics has increased, and 75 percent said they believe more Hispanics will vote in November.

The poll found that 63 percent of Latinos believe the recent marches against a proposed immigration law, which focused on enforcing U.S. borders, represent the beginning of a permanent movement. Millions of Hispanics participated in marches and rallies from coast to coast.

More than half of those polled, 58 percent, said they believe the Latino community is working together on a common goal, up from 43 percent four years ago.

The percentage of Hispanics who said they believe the Republican Party has the best position on immigration has dropped from 25 percent to 16 percent in two years, the survey found. But the poll found growing distrust of both parties.


Posted by VisaLawyer at July 16, 2006 06:49 AM


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