The Immigration Debate

You know the immigration issue is thorny when numerous immigrants say the U.S. has let in too many people from abroad. In a study by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation, registered U.S. voters were asked whether there are “too many, too few, or about the right number of immigrants” in the U.S. today. Among Latino voters born outside the U.S., 47 percent answered “too many.” The study also found foreign-born Latino voters more socially conservative than U.S.-born Latino voters. For example, 24 percent of theformer think homosexual sex is morally acceptable, as do 35 percent of the latter; 19 percent of the former, vs. 31 percent of the latter, find abortion acceptable; and52 percent of foreign-born Latino voters, vs. 64 percent of the U.S.-born Latinos, feel it’s acceptable to have a child out of wedlock.