Mexican public opinion of the United States has risen since falling dramatically following the passage of the strict immigration law in Arizona.
A study by the Pew Research Center says that 66% of Mexicans have a favorable view of the U.S. That number fell to 44% immediately after Arizona passed its new immigration law that allows police to check immigration status during traffic stops.
Dr. Julianna Horowitz who contributed to the study says the recovery of the numbers is attributable to the tone of the new immigration reform negotiations in Washington D.C., "and also some of the measures of the Obama administration like deferring deportations."
Dr. Horowitz says they also asked Mexicans if they followed the immigration debate in the U.S. and found a majority are familiar with what's going on in the U.S. when it comes to immigration, "the immigration debate gets a lot of play on Spanish-language media."
The study also found that the percentage of Mexicans that think life is better in the U.S. over Mexico, has not changed. Suggesting the favorable rating is not affecting the number of people who wish to come to the U.S.