By Jose Nino
Nov 14, 2019
On November 11, 2019, a PHD student Zach Goldberg tweeted that the foreign-born naturalized citizens now make up 8 percent of the voting population.
Foreign-born naturalized citizens now constitute just over 8% of the US voting population. pic.twitter.com/099lU9mVIx
— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) November 11, 2019
Since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, much talk has been made about demographics.
The 2018 elections, which saw races in Texas end up closer than usual, has given these discussions an extra boost. Now there’s strong speculation that Texas could soon flip blue within the next decade as the state’s demographics start shifting.
Even elections in 2019, especially in Virginia, do show some signs of a demographic shift, which Goldberg also illustrated.
In Virginia–home of one of the the recent ‘blue’ elections–the foreign-born citizen voting population grew by roughly a third between 2014 and 2016/2018. pic.twitter.com/xvJKQeAESO
— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) November 12, 2019
Talk about demographics is no coincidence when considering the prominence of the immigration issue in the Trump era.
Since the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the U.S. has witnessed a large wave of mass migration that is fundamentally altering the political and demographic makeup of the country.
Unlike previous migration waves, most immigrants coming to the United State hail from Third World countries.
Certain estimates from Breitbart point to 1 out of 10 eligible voters originating from foreign countries. This raises tough questions for the U.S. Immigration has historically come in waves, but has been met with subsequent pauses or reductions.