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Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 6:44am

Poll: Ga. Voters Support Immigration Crackdown

Updated: 4 years ago.
Georgians take sides on immigration issue. (photo by Tim Brown via flickr)

A new poll shows a majority of Georgia voters would support giving local police the power to arrest people who cannot prove they're in the country legally.

The poll results released Saturday showed 68 percent of voters support enacting a law similar to one recently adopted in Arizona.

It allows police to inquire about the immigration status of people already stopped for other offenses.

Three-quarters of whites and 63 percent of Hispanics said they would support such a law. Just under half of blacks approved.

The poll was conducted Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington from July 8 through July 13 and paid for by 13 Georgia newspapers.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points overall.

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