Latino News Notes: Pew Research Center reports on DACA, immigrant moms, views of Trump

August 20, 2017

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DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation

Nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since it was created five years ago by President Barack Obama. Requests for renewals have increased significantly each quarter since spring 2016.

Over the past 25 years, immigrant moms bolstered births in 48 states

Nationally, the annual number of births declined 4% from 1990 to 2015 – the result of a 10% decline in total births attributable to U.S.-born women. This was partially offset by a 6% increase in total births attributable to immigrant women.

Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats

The share of Americans who say racism is a “big problem” in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years – and has roughly doubled since 2011. Plus, 46% of Hispanics say they strongly support or somewhat support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Also: Large majorities across most demographic groups express negative views of the way Trump conducts himself, including 70% of Hispanics.

Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites

Blacks and Hispanics remain less likely than whites to own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home. But despite these differences, blacks and Hispanics have mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers in shares similar to whites.

Salaries have risen for high-skilled foreign workers in U.S. on H-1B visas

U.S. employers planned to pay high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas a median salary of $80,000 a year in fiscal year 2016, up from about $69,000 a decade earlier.

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” This belief is widely shared across most demographic groups, including among 72% of Hispanics.

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