In Poll, Latinos Put Economic Recovery Over Immigration Reform

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Author: Anna Gorman

01/16/2009 - Days before Barack Obama begins his presidency, a new survey has found that Latinos do not believe immigration should be the top priority for the new administration.

Rather, Latinos consider the economy the most important issue, followed by education, healthcare and national security.

Only 31% of Latinos rated immigration as an “extremely important” issue for the president-elect to address after he takes office Tuesday. Meanwhile, 57% of them said the economy was extremely important.

“Latinos are no different from anybody else,” said Mark Hugo Lopez, lead author of the Pew Hispanic Center study, released Thursday. “The economic downturn has impacted Latinos in many ways.”

Read the full article In Poll, Latinos Put Economic Recovery Over Immigration Reform on the Los Angelest Times' Web site.

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