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Dec 19, 2013

A Survey of Hispanics and Asian Americans

On Immigration Policy, Deportation Relief Seen As More Important Than Pathway to Citizenship


While lopsided majorities of Hispanics and Asian Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, two new surveys also show that these groups believe it is more important for unauthorized immigrants to get relief from the threat of deportation. Hispanics and Asian Americans also say it is important that Congress pass new immigration legislation. If that does not happen, pluralities of both groups say Republicans in Congress would be mostly to blame, though at the same time sizeable minorities of each group say Democrats in Congress and President Obama would be responsible.


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Identity

The Hispanic Trends Project recently published “When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity,” a report based on a nationwide survey that found most Hispanics don’t embrace the term “Hispanic.” And even fewer prefer the term “Latino.”

We then invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to share their views about identity.