Thursday, December 4, 2008
One Stop Shopping: IPC Synthesis of 2008 Latino, Asian, and New American Voting Data, Immigration as a Election Issue, And Prospects For Reform in 2009
One month ago today, Latino, Asian, and New American citizens voted in an historic election that brought wholesale change to the White House and Congress. Since then, leaders on both sides of the aisle have been talking about how the record turnout of Asian, Latino, and New American voters was integral in the both the presidential and congressional victories. The Immigration Policy Center has released a comprehensive report merging the compelling data from various organizations on the Asian, Latino, and New American vote into one document with a united narrative: Asians, Latinos, and New Americans make up a critical new voting bloc-one with which immigrant-bashing equals a losing strategy for candidates seeking election. The report summarizes early, exit and election-day polling showing how many and why these voters turned out at a record rate and provides insight into how the immigration debate swayed their vote. The report concludes with early signals from the general American public, new administration and Congress on how they see the future of immigration reform playing out. To view the report visit www.ImmigrationPolicy.org. Also, visit the IPC blog to learn more about immigration and the 2008 election at www.ImmigrationImpact.com.