Hispanics: Illegal Immigrants Help U.S.

UPI, December 13, 2007

A majority of U.S. Hispanics say the growing focus on illegal immigration has made their lives tougher.

The report, released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center, also found Hispanics tend to believe illegal immigration helps the United States more than it hurts. This belief is more common among immigrants, but more than half of U.S.-born Hispanics agree.

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Hispanics generally oppose measures used to find and deport illegal immigrants. Three-quarters oppose workplace raids and 79 percent local police identifying illegal immigrants, while just over half say states should not check for illegal immigrants applying for driver’s licenses.

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