Friday, April 30, 2010

Hispanic Arizonans supporting our new idiot law + stupid teaching law

CUUMBAYA: Notes on polls:
...on immigration enforcement issues, the report says, "Latinos themselves also have differences on these issues, especially between the foreign born and native born. On all three questions, foreign-born Hispanics are more opposed to the stepped-up enforcement policies than are native-born Hispanics. The breakdown is as follows: 83% of the foreign born do not support active involvement by local police in immigration enforcement, compared with 74% of the native born; 84% of foreign-born Latinos disapprove of workplace raids, compared with 63% of native-born Latinos; and 66% of the foreign born disapprove of states checking immigration status before issuing driver’s licenses, compared with 39% of the native born." Let's break that down a little further: if 74% of the native born do not support active involvement by local police in immigration enforcement, and only 75% of the total are native born, then only 55% of the possible Hispanic voters are opposed.
Also, in depressing AZ news: Think Progress : Arizona Expands Its Discrimination: Teachers With Heavy Accents Can’t Teach English, Ethnic Studies Are Banned

ETA: Clarification in the comments from Joel on the poll he used: "...the poll being quoted there is not Arizona specific; I was only trying to see how to get to Rasmussen's numbers without paying the $19.95 to become a premium member with access to the raw data. That Pew study has a lot of fascinating stuff in it, though. "