72% of Californians think most illegal immigrants who have lived and worked in the U.S. for at least two years should be given a chance to keep their jobs and apply for legal status.
25% of Californians believe that illegal immigrants should be deported.
65% of people living in the Central Valley said they believe immigration policies are in need of major changes, compared to 69% statewide.
9% of people living in the Central Valley said immigration policy is fine the way it is, compared to 7.8% statewide. 55% of Valley voters support the Arizona law, compared to 50% of voters statewide.
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9% decrease in the cost of housecleaning services because of the increase in the number of low-skilled immigrants over those years, many of them illegal immigrants.
The average day laborer:
- Is in his early 30s.
Sources: Field Poll; Pew Hispanic Center; Public Policy Institute of California; University of Chicago
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