Description: 2,102 interviews were conducted with Latin American immigrant voters in Miami and Los Angeles prior to the 2008 Presidential election, between October 23, and November 4, 2008.
- The immigration issue is considered to be “very important” by more than three-fifths of all Latin American immigrant voters. This is especially true among those from Central America and the more recent arrivals.
Latin American immigrant voters are united on immigration policy. More than 90 percent support giving illegal immigrants a chance to legalize their status and eventually become citizens.
- A rise in discrimination against Hispanics due to the tone of the immigration debate contributed to the rejection of the Republican contributed to the rejection of the Republican nominee for President.