Demographic Shift: Naturalized Foreigners Now Make Up 8% of Voting Population
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.
This was most apparent during the European mass migration wave of late 19th century up until the 1920s.
However, this migration inflow was largely reduced by the Immigration Act of 1924, which put an emphasis on national origins quotas.
There are valid safety and economic concerns with the wave of migrants coming to America after the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act. Such trends have also applied to many developed countries like the United Kingdom in Europe. No matter how we slice it, immigration is one of the largest civilizational issues that the West is currently facing.
Politically speaking, the migration patterns of the last 50 years are rather worrisome. Voting statistics demonstrate if current immigration policy stays the same, the Republican Party will be well on its way to electoral irrelevance based on the way average immigrant voters cast their ballots.
For that reason, a truly comprehensive immigration program entails curbing both illegal immigration and limiting legal immigration to highly-skilled workers, while also tightening up pathways to citizenship.
The Republican Party is the default party of the historic American nation and its interests. Present mass migration trends will ultimately dilute its influence and could potentially give Democrats a long-lasting hold over the electorate.