WAR ON TEXAS: Immigration Bill Could Help Put Texas in Play for Dems

Published on April 27, 2014

By Peyton Craighill

So, how can the GOP start winning larger shares of non-white voters? Reforming the immigration system might not be the answer.

Why not? Because reforming the nation’s immigration laws could very well create a whole bunch of  new Democrats, including in some key swing states. Let’s break it down.

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If many of the Hispanic non-citizens across the country became voting eligible citizens through immigration reform, some of those states become much more interesting politically. Take Texas, where only 22 percent of voters were Hispanic, but they make up 37 percent of the total population of the state. The pattern is similar in Arizona, where 17 percent of voters were Hispanic but they accounted for 29 percent of the total population.

Read more and see charts at: Washington Post

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