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Oklahoma has faced criticism from mostly Hispanic groups who say the law is too harsh, but the latest Oklahoma Poll shows 49% of those surveyed think the new immigration reform law should be strengthened. Oklahoma has faced criticism from mostly Hispanic groups who say the law is too harsh, but the latest Oklahoma Poll shows 49% of those surveyed think the new immigration reform law should be strengthened.
Just under half saw it as positive at 49%.  Twenty-three percent had no opinion.  While 28% saw it as negative. Just under half saw it as positive at 49%. Twenty-three percent had no opinion. While 28% saw it as negative.

Oklahoma's immigration law is having a big impact on the economy according to some business owners.  They say the new law is costing them a lot of money.  One Oklahoma City grocery store says it's lost more than half a million dollars in just the past three months.  Other business owners say they've had to lay off employees because there are just not enough customers.  The Homebuilders Association says it's lost a chuck of its workforce because people are leaving the state.

A new Oklahoma Poll shows immigration and education tied as the most pressing problems facing our state.  More than 30% of those polled listed those two issues.  Nine percent said healthcare costs, the economy and roads were their biggest concerns.

Since immigration is still a key issue for Oklahomans, we also wanted to know if the immigration reform law has had a positive or negative impact on the state.

Just under half saw it as positive at 49%.  Twenty-three percent had no opinion.  While 28% saw it as negative.

Oklahoma has faced criticism from mostly Hispanic groups who say the law is too harsh, but the latest Oklahoma Poll shows 49% of those surveyed think the new immigration reform law should be strengthened.  Thirty-one percent think parts or all of the law should be repealed.

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