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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 02:39 AM

immigrant voters stand in Trump's path - army of naturalized citizens will vote against him Nov 2020

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-23/trump-attacks-immigrants-new-naturalized-citizen-voter-registration

HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory.
At the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, where murals honoring the arts and sciences adorn the walls, U.S. immigration officials routinely hold packed naturalization ceremonies. Immigrants approved for citizenship walk in, take the oath of allegiance, and walk out as Americans — and as a small army of new voters.

“It will never, ever be easier to register than it is this morning,” U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, who presided over a ceremony last month, told the 2,155 immigrants from more than 100 countries who had just taken their citizenship oaths. “The record for registrations is 89% of those who are sworn in.... Let’s see if we can break that record today.”

Amish Soni, a 34-year-old radiologist from India holding a small American flag, was one of the 85% who registered to vote that morning, aided by a volunteer from the League of Women Voters. He “definitely” plans to vote in 2020, partly because he thinks the healthcare system should be fixed, but also: “I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump.” And he’s far from the only one.

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Over the last two decades, naturalized immigrants have grown into a force at the ballot box, with the United States recently swearing in more than 700,000 foreign-born U.S. citizens each year.

Naturalized citizens — who share the full legal rights of natural-born citizens, except for the ability to become president — cast more than 8% of the ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, almost double their share in the 1996 presidential contest, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Surveys show that many of the new citizens are liberal-leaning, which is one of several demographic trends helping put some historically red states such as Texas, Arizona and Georgia closer to Democrats’ reach.

The gains in immigrants’ electoral strength have been gradual. But Trump’s anti-immigration policies may be accelerating the trend by spurring even more people to naturalize and to vote, worrying some moderate Republican experts.

“It’s not ‘bad-ish’ news. It’s extremely bad,” said Mike Madrid, a Sacramento-based GOP consultant who studies Latino voters. He thinks the party’s use of anti-immigrant rhetoric to mobilize non-college-educated white voters will come at a steep electoral price. “This is a five-alarm fire.”

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Demovictory9 Oct 2019 OP
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2019 #1
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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 03:07 AM

1. Interesting, thanks. It made me think, trump hasn't really

been railing about the southern border much lately. Perhaps someone told him about the same.

You made me think too...why doesn't trump brag about how he solved the southern border emergency crisis!!!

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Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:39 AM

2. Lets register new voters with one hand and use the other to guarantee fair and secure elections for

them and the rest of us too.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 07:02 PM

3. yep. voter suppression will make the difference in Nov 2020

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