Presentation Title

Reds And Blues: How Immigration Reform Can Reshape America's Political Landscape

Presenter Information

Kaleb Lique Naitove

Mentor

Michael Welsh

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

In the United States today, there are roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants. As a result of exploitation, limited rights, and cultural segregation, immigrant groups are pressuring government officials to pass legislation that would enable immigrants to acquire their basic civil rights. Unfortunately, ideological differences have prevented politicians from finding a bipartisan solution. Therefore, President Obama issued an executive order, which gave immigrants a better pathway to citizenship. This action could potentially have great effects on America's political landscape. Using exit poll data, demographic and geographic statistics, this presentation attempts to display how an Executive Order of this nature, could create a new Democratic Southwest region of the United States because of the large Hispanic electorate in such areas as Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A new Republican stronghold in the northern states of America could develop as well. These implications could be felt as soon as the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Reds And Blues: How Immigration Reform Can Reshape America's Political Landscape

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

In the United States today, there are roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants. As a result of exploitation, limited rights, and cultural segregation, immigrant groups are pressuring government officials to pass legislation that would enable immigrants to acquire their basic civil rights. Unfortunately, ideological differences have prevented politicians from finding a bipartisan solution. Therefore, President Obama issued an executive order, which gave immigrants a better pathway to citizenship. This action could potentially have great effects on America's political landscape. Using exit poll data, demographic and geographic statistics, this presentation attempts to display how an Executive Order of this nature, could create a new Democratic Southwest region of the United States because of the large Hispanic electorate in such areas as Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A new Republican stronghold in the northern states of America could develop as well. These implications could be felt as soon as the 2016 Presidential Election.