NAAS is a scientific and nonpartisan effort to poll the opinions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Asian Americans and U.S. Immigration Policy
January 29, 2013Written by
Key findings in this report include:
Federal immigration policy is particularly important to Asian Americans. About three in four Asian American adults are foreign born.
Since 2008, Asia has been the largest regional source of immigration to the United States.
58% of Asian Americans support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
This represents a dramatic change from 2008, when just 32% of Asian Americans supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the country.
54% of Asian Americans indicate that visa backlogs is a significant problem for their families, with 38% indicating that it is a very serious or fairly serious problem.
Among national origin groups, concern about visa backlogs is highest among Indians (67%), Hmong (66%), Vietnamese (51%), and Filipinos (48%).