Thursday, January 24, 2013
Amanda Frost & Jayesh Rathod: Natural(ized) Enemies: How Republicans Made Foes of America's Newest Citizens
Professors Amanda Frost and Jayesh Rathod of the Washington College of Law at American University co-authored an opinion piece in Slate discussing the ways in which naturalized citizens may influence the upcoming debates on comprehensive immigration reform.
They wrote: "Much has been written about the record turnout of Latinos in the 2012 election, which has put immigration reform back on the political agenda. Mostly overlooked is the newfound electoral strength of naturalized citizens, who also care deeply about immigration reform, but who cannot simply be lumped together with the Latino vote. Naturalized citizens comprise more than 8 percent of eligible voters, two-thrids of whom are not Latino. They constitute a discrete, and increasingly powerful, voice in favor of immigration reform."
Very interesting and provocative piece! The link to the full article is here.