On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Arizona v. United States. It’s the challenge to Arizona’s harsh “show me your papers” anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, brought by the Obama administration. As Jed Lewison writes today at DailyKos, Mitt Romney is a supporter of SB 1070, which he views as a “model”… Continue »

As frenzied political junkies begin to chatter about the fight for the Latino vote in November, another fight is coming to Washington much sooner. Next week, the highest court in the land will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Court has the potential to, in the name of… Continue »

Mientras el frenesí electoral apunta a la lucha que se librará por el voto latino en noviembre, la semana entrante el máximo tribunal de la nación escuchará argumentos sobre la constitucionalidad de una antiinmigrante ley estatal, la SB 1070 de Arizona, que tiene el potencial de, en nombre del combate a la inmigración indocumentada, oficializar… Continue »

The Washington Post and ABC News conducted a telephone poll of 1,004 adults over June 3-6, 2010. The margin of error across the full sample is +/-3%. A majority of Americans support a program giving undocumented immigrants legal status if they pay a fine and meet other requirements.  Respondents were asked “Would you support or oppose a… Continue »

In May 2010, NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo polled 700 adults, with an oversample of 300 Hispanic adults. The margin of error was +/- 3.7% for the full sample, and +/- 5.66% for the Hispanic oversample. Sixty-five percent of Americans support allowing undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they pay a fine, learn English and go to… Continue »

In May 2010, GfK conducted polls of 1,002 adults and of 901 Hispanic adults for the AP and Univision. The margin of error is +/-4.3% for the sample of all adults, and +/-5.3% for the sample of Hispanic adults. Fifty-nine percent of the public, and 86% of Hispanics, support providing a pathway for citizenship to undocumented… Continue »

The New York Times and CBS News conducted a poll of 1,079 adults over the period April 29-May 2, 2010.  Over 60 percent of Americans want to allow undocumented immigrants to stay in some capacity.T When asked to evaluate the statement “illegal immigrants who are currently working in the U.S… should be allowed to stay… Continue »

In May 2010, Lake Research Partners and Public Opinion Strategies conducted a bi-partisan poll of 1100 registered voters with an oversample of 300 Latino registered voters. The margin of error for the poll is +/-3.5% across the sample of registered voters. Support for comprehensive immigration reform is overwhelming.  When initially asked about comprehensive immigration reform,… Continue »