Why the Mean Old White Man Panic? Huge Wave of Second-Generation Immigrant Voters on the HorizonQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The latent power of the second generation becomes apparent when we examine the U.S.-citizen population by age group. For instance, at the time of the last presidential election in 2008, only 5% of U.S. citizens age 45-54 had an immigrant parent. But the share with an immigrant parent jumped to one-fifth (20%) among U.S. citizens under the age of 18. In fact, the "Under 18" group represents the largest group with at least one-immigrant parent in two generations.|
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