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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

GOP Districts Have Fewer Immigrants


Caitlin Owens, Chris Canipe report at Axios:
House seats held by Republicans generally have significantly lower foreign-born populations than those held by Democrats, a likely indication of why the two parties are so far apart on immigration — especially in the lower chamber.
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Why this matters: The clock is ticking on protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, and Congress isn't close to a solution. It's obviously members' job to reflect the interests of their constituents. When the majority of a district's voters don't have any skin in the game, meeting in the middle can be tough.