I’m not anti-immigrant. I came to this country as a child.
But there’s a huge difference between a reasonable level of immigration, in keeping with the nation’s history and traditions, and a transformative flood that washes everything away. What we’ve had is effectively open borders migration at a level most people don’t understand and can’t even comprehend. That helps explain the extreme radicalism that has overtaken the country.
When the population increasingly has little connection to the country’s history and traditions, and little investment in it, the national fabric breaks down, politics becomes tribal, and all bets are off.
More than 23 million U.S. immigrants will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, making up roughly 10% of the nation’s overall electorate – both record highs, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on Census Bureau data.
The number of immigrant eligible voters has increased steadily over the past 20 years, up 93% since 2000. By comparison, the U.S.-born eligible voter population grew more slowly (by 18%) over the same period, from 181 million in 2000 to 215 million in 2020.
Just as in the UK, this was part of a deliberate strategy to transform the country and open the Overton window.
Most immigrant eligible voters are either Hispanic or Asian, though they hail from countries across the globe. Immigrants from Mexico make up the single largest group, at 16% of foreign-born voters.
And thus knowing the name of the current El Presidente becomes a major theme of the Democrat race.
At 7.5 million, Hispanics account for 34% of all immigrant eligible voters in 2018, slightly up since 2000. The 6.9 million Asian immigrant eligible voters make up 31% of the foreign-born electorate, also slightly up since 2000. White immigrant eligible voters (4.8 million) are the third largest racial and ethnic group, making up 22% of the immigrant electorate.
Keep in mind that a lot of the “white” immigrants might actually be Arab Muslims.
Among Hispanic eligible voters in 2016, about half (53%) of immigrants voted, compared with 46% of the U.S. born, a pattern that has persisted since 2000. Among Asian eligible voters in 2016, 52% of immigrants voted, compared with 45% of the U.S. born.
In other words, it’s a matter of time until Texas goes the way of California. That’s the real reason, and not some of the current obsessions of the conservative movement, that the 2016 election was so urgent. If we don’t change this, all the other stuff that makes for great clickbait and talk radio fare really won’t matter.
Out of California’s 25.9 million eligible voters, 21% (5.5 million) are foreign born, the highest share of any state through Super Tuesday and in the nation.
This will end up being America. Period.
And no, the South won’t hold either.
Since 2000, the states with the fastest growing immigrant eligible voter populations have been Georgia, Minnesota and North Carolina. All three have seen their numbers of immigrant eligible voters nearly triple between 2000 and 2018. Georgia increased by 193% during this time, the nation’s fastest growth.
Notice how few GOP governors were willing to take a stand against refugee resettlement. This should have been the dominant outrage issue for conservatives. Instead, few even know that this happened. But everyone knows the latest conspiracy theories out of Washington D.C. handfed by political operatives to social media stars and bloggers.
This is how we lose America.