Washington, D.C. — Even as House Republicans have declared immigration reform dead for this year and President Barack Obama has vowed to take executive action on immigration, the influx of child refugees coming across the southern border has reignited a debate over immigration policy, as both sides debate how to handle the arrivals. While there is heightened attention to the minors coming in at the border, there are young U.S.-born people who are paying very close attention to a range of immigration issues.
A new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC details just how important the actions of both parties and the president on these pressing matters are to one of the fastest-growing segments of the electorate: the children of immigrants. The U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants alone will be able to cast 11 million ballots over the course of the next five presidential elections, and they will be watching to see how both parties address immigration.
Please join the Center for American Progress on Thursday, July 24 at 12 p.m. ET to discuss the demographic and voting power of the children of immigrants, and their potential to sway the future of American politics.
Philip E. Wolgin, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Gary Segura, Principal and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions
Thursday, July 24
12 p.m. ET – 1 p.m. ET
Dial-in Number: 888-427-9419
Conference ID: 5715186