August 16, 2005

JUST LIKE US:

Poll: Latinos divided on driver's license restrictions (AP, 8/16/05)

A majority of Latinos born in the United States don't think illegal Hispanic immigrants should be given drivers' licenses, according to a new poll.

Most foreign-born Latinos disagree, according to the polling for the Pew Hispanic Center.

Six in 10 Latinos born in this country approve of measures to prohibit illegal immigrants from getting drivers' licenses, while two-thirds born in another country disapprove of such measures.

The difference between foreign-born Latinos and native-born Latinos on the driver's license issue highlights the disparity between the two groups on several issues.

Foreign-born Latinos take a more positive view than native-born Latinos on whether immigrants strengthen the United States. Almost nine in 10 foreign-born Latinos say immigrants strengthen the country, while two-thirds of Latinos born in the United States feel that way, according to the poll.


The only real question aboput the current wave of Latino immigrants is where the next wave of immigrants will be from--who they'll, in their turn, try to keep out.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2005 8:31 PM
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A wave of European immigrants fleeing economic collapse seems likely in the next few decades, peaking between 2020 and 2040.

However, I doubt that they'll number more than twenty million, in total.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at August 17, 2005 2:41 AM
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