Hispanic Americans who voted in the 2022 midterm elections say the government should increase enforcement of immigration laws.
WHY IT MATTERS—Strong border and immigration enforcement policies were once thought to drive Latinos away from the Republican Party. These results suggest otherwise.
THE NUMBERS: Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA conducted a poll of U.S. Hispanics who voted in the 2022 midterms.
- When asked if the government is doing “too much” or “too little” to “reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays:”
- 57 percent said “too little”
- 16 percent said “too much”
- 17 percent said “about right”
- 11 percent said they were “unsure”
- 49 percent of Hispanics who voted as Democrats said the government was doing “too little” to enforce immigration laws
- When asked if physical barriers, such as walls and fencing, are important to reduce illegal immigration:
- 47 percent of Latino voters said physical barriers are “very important”
- 19 percent said physical barriers are “somewhat important”
- 56 percent said they favor immigration policies that prevent illegal immigrants from getting jobs in America
- 64 percent say all employers should have to use the federal electronic E-Verify system to help ensure only legal immigrants are hired for jobs
BOTTOM LINE — Hispanic voters’ attitudes about illegal immigration mirror the public at large. They want the law enforced and policies to protect American jobs and wages.
GO DEEPER: From Rasmussen Reports