Immigration

Why Loyalty to their Tea Party Constituents Is Holding Back House Republicans on Immigration Reform

[08.08.2014]

The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support?

In The Atlantic | Crossing Party Lines at the Border by Robert P. Jones

[08.01.2014]

CEO Robert P. Jones has penned an article for The Atlantic giving further insight into the data. According to Jones, Americans’ perspective about the situation at the border, and how best to address it, is one of “compassionate pragmatism.”

Unaccompanied Children and Immigration Policy

[07.31.2014]

New Graphic of the Week highlights American attitudes about unaccompanied children and immigration policy.

Media Roundup | Coverage of PRRI’s New Survey on Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. Border

[07.30.2014]

A list of PRRI’s media coverage this week in response to the release of our new survey on unaccompanied children coming across the U.S. border from Central America.

In Huffington Post | On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.

Media Roundup: Coverage of PRRI’s New Immigration Survey

[06.11.2014]

Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.

What Do Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014?

[06.10.2014]

On Tuesday, PRRI, in partnership with Brookings Institution, released a new survey, What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014.

Republican Hispanic Outreach: Running Out of Time?

[03.11.2014]

Hispanic Americans are a becoming a crucial demographic for both political parties. However, in recent elections, Hispanics have strongly preferred Democratic candidates. Juhem Navarro-Rivera identifies a significant problem facing the Republican party — that for many conservative activists minority outreach is not a priority — and what Republicans must do to gain the Hispanic vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond.