A majority of Hispanics voters who participated in this year’s midterm elections favor increased enforcement of immigration laws. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. Hispanic 2022 midterm voters believe the government is doing too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays.
The survey national phone and online survey was done by Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA. Just 16 percent said the government is doing too much immigration enforcement. Seventeen percent said it is about right.
In addition, the majority of these voters are even more in favor of reducing legal immigration, which averages around a million annually, than the U.S. electorate at large. Only 13 percent of Hispanic voters want to increase the number of new immigrants over one million. Ten percent are comfortable with one million new immigrants a year. Sixty-two percent believe the government should be adding no more than 750,000 new immigrants. Fifty percent said it should be fewer than 500,000.
“Hispanic voters are not different from other voters,” said NumbersUSA Vice-President of Operations Jim Robb. “They want strong, secure borders and immigration policies that protect American workers’ jobs and wages.”