10 key facts about America’s growing immigrant population that drives white supremacists batty
Felicia Persaud | 8/15/2019, 6:42 p.m.
Meanwhile, voter turnout rates for whites (57.5 percent) and Blacks (51.4 percent) have increased by just 11.7 and 10.8 percentage points, respectively, since 2014. And while whites continue to make up the vast majority of voters (72.8 percent) and their overall numbers continue to grow as a share of U.S. voters, there has been a 3.5 percentage point drop among white voters since 2014. In some states, foreign-born voters are already capable of deciding elections. In Nevada, for instance, almost 256,000 immigrants were eligible to vote in 2016, a number more than nine times higher than Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in the state that year.
Although the white working class played a significant role in the 2016 election, demographic trends mean they will see their influence decline in future electoral contests. While only 11.2 percent of the current U.S. senior population identify as Hispanic or Asian-American, 27.8 percent of those graduating from high school in the next decade do. This means that through 2024, the share of the electorate that is white is projected to decline by 4.4 percent. The share that will be both white and working class will see even steeper declines, falling by 5.5 percent.
Immigrants are projected to drive future growth in the U.S. working-age population through at least 2035. As the baby-boom generation heads into retirement, immigrants and their children are the ones expected to offset a decline in the working-age population by adding about 18 million people of working age between 2015 and 2035.
Lawful immigrants made up the majority of the immigrant workforce, at 21.2 million.
Of the 15 states with the highest concentration of immigrants, all but three—Florida, Texas and Arizona—voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race while many of the states with low and moderate concentrations of foreign-born people voted for Donald Trump.
The number of immigrants living in the United States is projected to almost double by 2065, causing Donald Trump and many Republicans, to sound the alarms about immigration and suggested the government needs to restrict both the number and types of people coming into the country, rousing racists rom their slumber and driving them to domestic terrorism against Brown and Black people.
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