U.S.-born Hispanics and minorities are less supportive of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants than foreign-born Hispanics and minorities.
According to Gallup, 51% of U.S.-born Hispanics support Obama’s executive amnesty while 42% disapprove while 75% of foreign-born Hispanics approve of Obama’s executive amnesty while 17% disapprove. Gallup notes that, “more generally, those of all racial and ethnic backgrounds who were born outside the U.S. are far more supportive of Obama’s proposed actions than those born in this country.”
Among “non-Hispanics,” 36% of those born in the U.S. support executive amnesty while 57% disapprove, while 60% of foreign-born non-Hispanics support executive amnesty while 32% disapprove.
As the Washington Post noted, “Hispanics who are born in this country are much more likely to be Hispanic voters” since “while foreign-born Hispanics are about half of all Hispanic adults, according to Pew, they are only about 24 percent of Hispanic eligible voters.”
Though establishment Republicans have insisted that amnesty programs are necessary to win the Hispanic vote (Republicans can still win the White House without massively flipping the Hispanic vote), even the Post had to conclude that “if you look just at Hispanics who are most likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election, Gallup’s numbers suggest they aren’t as supportive of the executive action as the main poll numbers suggest.”