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New Poll Finds the Majority of American Voters Support Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will listen to arguments in the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration-enforcement law. In advance of the hearing, public opinion polls are showing that by more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support Arizona's efforts and don't want the high court to overturn it.
 
The recent poll about the Arizona's Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, SB 1070 shows:
  • 65% of voters favor the law, while 31% oppose it.
  • 84% of Republicans favor Arizona’s law, while 46% of Democrats do. A 51% majority of Democrats opposes the law.
  • Independents favor the law by a 40 percentage-point margin, 67% in favor, 27% in opposition.
  • 72% of voters who live in the West and 69% of voters who live in the Midwest approve of the Arizona immigration law, compared to 61% of voters who live in other regions of the country.
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 910 randomly-chosen registered voters nationwide and is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from April 9-11.
 
A Quinnipiac poll taken April 11-17 found that 62% of American voters want the Supreme Court to uphold Arizona's immigration law. Only 27% of American voters would want the Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's law.  
 
The Arizona law took effect in July 2010. It makes illegal immigration a state crime and allows local law enforcement to question the legal status of anyone stopped on suspicion of a crime and detain anyone who cannot prove his or her immigration status.  

 
The Justice Department filed suit challenging it, and the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments next Wednesday on whether many of the law’s key provisions are constitutional.
 
 
For more information about the poll and to see the full poll results, read Fox News
 
To see the full results of the Quinnipiac poll and other polls on immigration from the past year, read PollingReport.com 
  

 

 
 
 
 
 

Publications

Judge Bolton's Ruling on Arizona Immigration Enforcement Law

Articles - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Amicus Brief from 79 Members of Congress in Support of Arizona Against Justice Department

Articles - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NumbersUSA Sign-up Form

Local Power Team - Thursday, June 3, 2010

Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law (as Amended)

Fact Sheets - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sen. Chuck Schumer's Letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Articles - Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fact Sheet: Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

Fact Sheets - Friday, April 30, 2010

In the News

U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez says that in Arizona, Mitt Romney said the state’s SB 1070 law should be model for nation

Quoted - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finally, we turned to NumbersUSA, an Arlington-Va.-based nonprofit group that opposes illegal immigration and advocates for limits on legal immigration, because it tracks what the presidential candidates say about immigration. The group’s president, Roy Beck, told us that Romney has expressed support for enacting "attrition by enforcement" policies on a national level such as requiring that businesses use E-Verify. Beck said Romney has not said specific provisions of SB 1070 should be taken as a model for federal immigration laws.

By Charles Gonzales in PolitiFact Texas

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2012/apr/11/charlie-gonzalez/us-rep-charlie-gonzalez-says-arizona-mitt-romney-s/

Fewer day laborers on Phx. streets

In the News - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day laborers, mostly illegal immigrants from Mexico, also had proliferated in other areas of metropolitan Phoenix, including Guadalupe, west Phoenix and Fountain Hills.

But drive by any of those locations now, and only a handful of day laborers are left. And no longer do they rush up to vehicles en masse, waving their hands in a desperate bid to get hired. Now, they are more likely to keep a lower profile, leaning against a tree or sitting on a milk crate.

There are several reasons for the change. Arizona's slumping economy has dried up the demand for day laborers, who typically are hired for yard cleaning, moving, tree cutting, construction and other jobs. Many have left Arizona to look for work in other states, or they have given up and returned to Mexico.

By Daniel Gonzalez -- The Arizona Republic

http://azstarnet.com/news/article_b471c99a-3e6a-5bef-a066-0515066c4755.html

Missouri sheriffs' group endorses immigration enforcement efforts by border states

In the News - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Missouri sheriffs are giving their support to law officers in states along the Mexican border seeking to enforce immigration laws.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association this week approved a resolution backing states that have approved their own legislation on immigration enforcement. The resolution specifically mentions Arizona, where part of a new law on the subject has been blocked by a federal judge.

The Missouri sheriffs group said Wednesday the resolution was approved by more than 100 members at its annual meeting, with no votes in opposition.

By Associated Press

http://www.kplr11.com/news/sns-ap-mo--missouriimmigration,0,2803424.story