With election season right around the corner, nationalists should never forget about the importance of the immigration issue.
For example, over 23 million American migrants will be able to vote in the 2020 presidential election. They comprise 10 percent of the nation’s total electorate, which are record highs per Pew Research Center estimates citing Census Bureau data.
According to a Pew Research Center report from earlier this February, the number of immigrant eligible voters has gradually grown during the past two decades. These numbers are up 93 percent since 2000. In contrast, the American-born eligible voter population rose more slowly (18 percent) in the same timeframe. This American-born segment grew from 181 million in 2000 to 215 million in 2020.
Immigrant voters in America come from diverse backgrounds. The majority of eligible immigrant voters are Hispanic or Asian. Immigrants hailing from Mexico are the largest migrant group at 16 percent of foreign-born voter populace. The bulk of U.S. immigrants are concentrated in the country’s most populated states. 56 percent of immigrants live in California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Two-thirds of these immigrants have lived in America for more than 20 years and 63 percent have strong English-speaking spills.
Mass migration has had a clear impact on the U.S. population. Since the Hart-Celler Act was passed in 1965, the immigrant population in the U.S. went from 9.6 million (5 percent of the population) to 45 million (13.9 percent of the population). The majority of migrants come from Latin America or Asia.
As far as naturalization goes, 7.2 million immigrants naturalized between 2009 and 2019 eventually became U.S. citizens, according to findings from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the fiscal year of 2018, for example, 756,000 immigrants naturalized.
Hispanics made up 34 percent of all immigrant eligible voters (7.5 million) in 2018. In addition, 31 percent of the immigrant electorate (6.9 million) is Asian.
Mexico has 3.5 million immigrant eligible voters, which is larger than any other country’s foreign voter population.
Americans should recognize that the country’s immigration policies could have transformational effects for decades to come. Numerous studies show that minority voting patterns will eventually lead to the destruction of various civil liberties such as free speech and the Second Amendment. Mass migration will only hasten this reality and usher in a political order that is distinctly anti-American.
Immigration is still the most pressing issue of the 2020 elections and American nationalists should not relent in making sure that politicians get the memo about the need for an immigration moratorium.