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Opinions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: U.S. Immigration Policy

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%).






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