Scholars of the Latino experience have long considered Latino attitudes toward U.S. immigration policy to be internally contradictory. Examples can be found of Latino advocacy for both restrictive and expansive/incorporative policies. In the contemporary era, this is often presented as a division between Latino organizations, which tend to understand immigration as a civil rights issue, and the Latino population more generally, which expresses more cautious attitudes toward policies that would allow for greater migration. Polemicists looking at Latinos from the outside assume that Latinos advocate more expansive immigration policies than do nonHispanic whites. Equally mistakenly, outside observers often assume immigration tops the list of Latino public policy priorities. Latino positions on immigration policy are, of course, more nuanced than these caricatures would suggest.