In the months following the 2012 election, immigration surpassed the economy as the most important issue among Latino voters, and has remained the foremost priority. When asked specifically about CIR, 78% of Latino voters said it was a very or extremely important issue for Congress to address.
Immigration politics is personal for Latino voters. 67% of Latino voters know an undocumented immigrant, and among those, 51% have undocumented family members. This suggests that immigration reform will remain a priority issue for the Latino electorate until a bill is passed that addresses the millions of undocumented already living and working in the United States.