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Majority of Americans support Arizona's tough immigration law




A man holds an Arizona state flag as fellow demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration enforcement law during a May Day rally at the state capitol building on May 1, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
A man holds an Arizona state flag as fellow demonstrators protest Arizona's new immigration enforcement law during a May Day rally at the state capitol building on May 1, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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In a new poll from the Pew Research Center, a broad majority of Americans supported controversial provisions of Arizona’s new immigration law—and further would empower police to question anyone they believe may be in the United States illegally. A separate NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed that while most Americans approve of the Arizona law, Hispanics strongly oppose it. Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles voted yesterday to boycott Arizona over its new immigration policy. What effect will the controversy have nationally? Will Congress tackle immigration reform?

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Carroll Doherty, Associate Director, Pew Research Center