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Black Americans on Immigration

 

George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents (Blacks sampled)

Black Americans on Immigration - Friday, June 27, 2008

Results from the George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents released on June 8, 2007:

Results from the George Mason University Survey of Virginia Residents released on June 8, 2007:

  • Sixty-eight percent of black Virginians oppose the creation of government-sponsored hiring centers for day laborers, which may include illegal aliens.
  • Almost eighty-one percent of black Virginians
    favor requiring local police to check the immigration status of people
    they encounter during routine activities, such as traffic violations.
  • Almost fifty-percent of black Virginians
    approve of groups of people known as Minutemen who look for illegal
    aliens along the Mexican border and in communities in order to report
    them to authorities.
  • Sixty-six percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration takes jobs away from American workers.
  • Seventy percenty of black Virginians agree that illegal alien workers in the labor market tend to lower the wages and salaries of American workers.
  • Sixty percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration hurts American customs and way of life.
  • Almost seventy-three percent of black Virginians agree that illegal immigration increases the dangers of terrorism.

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April, 2006 Field Poll (Blacks sampled)

Black Americans on Immigration - Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Results from the California Field Poll released on April 11, 2006:
  • 66% would support building a wall along major sections of the border between the U.S. and Mexico to stop illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.
  • 59% would impose stiff penalties on employers and individuals who hire illegal immigrants.
  • 54% would require undocumented workers who have lived in the U.S. for more than two years, but less than five years, to briefly leave the country and report to an American port of entry where they would be classified as temporary workers.
  • Only 28% would allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license in California.
  • 56% considered immigration a major issue in that year's (2006) upcoming gubernatorial elections. 

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