Immigration Reform Will Be Bonanza For Democrats Changing Political Landscape for a Generation
This was the plan all along.
The immigration bill proposed in Congress will be a likely bonanza for Democrats changing the political landscape for a generation.
2012 Election Results–
Immigration reform would likely put Florida, Colorado and Nevada comfortably in the Democratic column and possibly Arizona.
The Politico reported:
The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.
Beneath the philosophical debates about amnesty and border security, there are brass-tacks partisan calculations driving the thinking of lawmakers in both parties over comprehensive immigration reform, which in its current form offers a pathway to citizenship — and full voting rights — for a group of undocumented residents that roughly equals the population of Ohio, the nation’s seventh-largest state.
If these people had been on the voting rolls in 2012 and voted along the same lines as other Hispanic voters did last fall, President Barack Obama’s relatively narrow victory last fall would have been considerably wider, a POLITICO analysis showed.
Key swing states that Obama fought tooth and nail to win — like Florida, Colorado and Nevada — would have been comfortably in his column. And the president would have come very close to winning Arizona.
Hispanics will be the majority in California next year without a new immigration law.