This land becomes their land. New U.S. citizens hit a 15-year high
- January 2, 2023
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and poli sci, The New York Times, Jan. 2, 2023
Newly minted voters could be crucial in states like Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan and Arizona, whose large naturalized-citizen electorates have been influential. Many more permanent residents in such battleground states are likely to naturalize in coming years. “These new voters are ripe for mobilization and will help determine which party comes to dominate in these states,” said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science [and Chicano/Latino studies] at the University of California, Irvine. “Needless to say, these states determine which party wins the presidency.”
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