New poll finds more tolerance for illegal immigrants
LOS ANGELES — In the nearly two decades since Californians voted to bar undocumented immigrants from utilizing public schools and hospitals, the state’s electorate has become increasingly tolerant toward people who are in the country illegally, although it remains tough on border security and enforcement, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows.
The shift is partly explained by the growing clout of Hispanics, who now make up 20 percent of California voters. But the attitudes of whites also appear to have changed.
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