Republican party caucuses will be held tonight in Nevada, a state where one in five is foreign born and where one in five students has at least parent who is illegal.
Illegal immigrants take the train to America.
As the nation turns its eyes to Nevada ahead of tomorrow’s caucus, it may shine a spotlight upon the extraordinary impact large-scale immigration — both legal and illegal –has had upon the Silver State.
At 7.6 percent, Nevada has the largest share of illegal immigrants of any state, according to a 2014 study from Pew Research Center.
“In Nevada, almost one-in-five students (18%) have at least one unauthorized [illegal] immigrant parent, the largest share in the nation,” Pew reports. This high percentage places Nevada well beyond California and Texas, where the figure is 13 percent.
While Nevada has the one of the highest unemployment rates in the entire country, it also has the highest percentage of illegal workforce in the entire country — 10.2% of the state’s workforce is illegal.
While a typical talking point of open borders advocates is that illegal workers are supposedly needed to fill “unwanted” agriculture jobs, the data reveals that foreign workers fill all kinds of routine blue collar jobs eagerly desired by Americans. According to Pew, 47% of Nevada’s illegal workforce is in the service industry, which “include[s] maids, cooks or groundskeepers.”
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on immigration. Trump has pledged to deport those residing in the country illegally and has said he would implement a temporary pause on Muslim migration. Trump is the only candidate to have responded to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)’s candidate questionnaire.