Friday, November 11, 2016

6.8 MILLION: How Birthright Citizenship Is Changing US Elections

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A Daily Caller News Foundation analysis has documented some shocking statistics on the effect of birthright citizenship on U.S. elections.
Children born to illegal immigrants, or “anchor babies” as they are sometimes called, become eligible to vote in U.S. elections once they turn 18. Though it is impossible to know the exact numbers, a DCNF analysis of estimates by the Pew Research Center demonstrates that over 1.6 million children of illegal immigrants are eligible to vote in U.S. elections, with over 5 million more becoming eligible to vote in the the future.
The Pew Research Center has tracked undocumented immigrant births since 1980, when there were an estimated 30,000 births. Adding up the number of births from 1980 to 1997, there are roughly 1,670,000 individuals born in the United States to illegal immigrants who are now of voting age.
The exact number is actually higher due to births from before 1980, as well as the 190,000 births in 1998 that were discounted because those born later in the year are not yet 18. This means that the estimate of 1.67 million children is actually on the conservative side.
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