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Gallup: Nearly One Quarter of Hispanics Do Not Favor a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | August 12, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

According to Gallup, nearly one quarter of Hispanics do not favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

The Gallup poll, conducted June 15-July 10, is the latest update from Gallup’s 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll and includes larger samples of blacks and Hispanics. “The 2006 survey was the last time Gallup asked the question in a poll that included an expanded sample of Hispanics. Whites' and blacks' views are largely unchanged since then.”

Gallup says that “Hispanics are slightly less likely now than in 2006 (86%) to favor a path to citizenship for immigrants.”

The more recent poll, however, suggests more than a slight drop. Now seventy seven percent (77%) of Hispanics, “about half of whom are immigrants themselves,” are more likely to favor a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

This means that nearly one quarter of Hispanics (23%) do not favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Indeed, fourteen percent (14%) of Hispanics polled in the survey said that they believed the government should “allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States in order to work, but only for a limited amount of time." Meanwhile, eight percent (8%) of Hispanics polled said that the government should “deport all illegal immigrants back to their home country.”

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