Friday, November 21, 2014

The Myth of Hispanic Support for Open Borders

November 20, 2014 Washington Examiner reports on Latino public opinion concerning Obama's executive order:

The Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, released Wednesday, asked respondents, "Do you approve or disapprove of the president taking executive action on immigration, or do you not know enough to have an opinion at this time?" Overall, 48 percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of Obama's action, versus 38 percent who said they approve and 13 percent who said they didn't have an opinion or weren't sure.

Among Latinos, more approve than disapprove, but not by a terribly large margin. According to a breakdown provided by the pollsters, 43 percent of Latino respondents said they approved of the president's actions, versus 37 percent who disapproved and 20 percent who said they didn't have an opinion or weren't sure.

A six-percentage-point margin of approval is far short of overwhelming. A higher number of Latinos, 56 percent, told pollsters they would support congressional action on the issue, and 69 percent supported the idea of a pathway to citizenship for those now here illegally. But a core of Latinos opposed those measures too: 32 percent opposed congressional action, and 30 percent opposed a pathway.
Remember that Latinos already here will be competing for jobs with illegals, sending their kids to the same overcrowded schools, and many Latinos actually immigrated legally, and resent the line-cuuters.  Progressives support this crap because they need a Democratic majority, and they aborted most of a generation of blacks who were their natural constituency.

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