More support, boycotts for Arizona over immigration reform

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PHOENIX (AP) _ A new poll shows that 59% of Americans approve of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants while only 32% disapprove.

Specific provisions of the law enacted last month draw even more support: 73% endorse its provisions requiring people to show police officers documents proving their legal status when asked.

And 67% approve of police detaining anyone who can't prove their legal status.

The telephone poll by the Pew Research Center was conducted on May 6th-9th.

It surveyed 994 adults and has a margin of error plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The law has been heavily criticized and prompted calls for tourists and businesses to boycott Arizona.

Los Angeles has become the largest city in the country to call for a boycott against Arizona businesses.

The Arizona law takes effect July 29th unless legal challenges are sucessful.

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