March 14, 2007

NATIVISM IS A LOSING HAND:

GOP districts seeing more new U.S. citizens (ESTHER J. CEPEDA, 3/14/07, Chicago Sun-Times)

A study shows the number of naturalized citizens in Illinois since 2000 has increased, with the most growth occurring in state legislative districts now held by Republicans.

The numbers, compiled by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, underscore the changing face of the suburbs as new immigrants increasingly arrive and settle outside of Chicago. The findings imply future voting blocs that could wrestle political power from some longtime Republican strongholds.


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2007 7:26 AM
Comments

Rather, it's a winning hand. For Democrats. Whether you're nativist or not.

Posted by: Twn at March 14, 2007 9:37 AM

"The findings imply future voting blocs that could wrestle political power from some longtime Republican strongholds." Or growing influence of growing Republican strongholds.

The article assumed new citizens are Democrats. It depends on who the citizens are. Those who don't want to pay high taxes, and those who want to sponge on the system. Since most naturalized citizens are hard working people, odds are they are Republicans.

Posted by: ic at March 14, 2007 12:22 PM

Our community in the near suburbs of Philadelphia is a veritable melting pot of new Americans, and shows not the slighest tendency of going Democrat.

No one moved here to make the place into where they had come from.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 14, 2007 6:41 PM
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