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Pew: Only 36% Of Legalized Mexicans Can Vote

From the Pew Hispanic Center:

Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens

by Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jeffrey Passel and Paul Taylor | Released: February 4, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States have not yet taken that step. Their rate of naturalization—36%—is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center…

Think of all of those potential Democrat votes going to waste. But this is also why we need to ram through amnesty for illegal aliens.

Maybe they will be more motivated to vote. In fact, this next attempt will probably make voting a requirement for getting amnesty.

Mexican immigrants are by far the largest group of immigrants who are in the country illegally—accounting for 6.1 million (55%) of the estimated 11.1 million in the U.S. as of 2011. Mexicans are also the largest group of legal permanent residents—accounting for 3.9 million out of 12 million.

The Center’s analysis of current naturalization rates among Mexican legal immigrants suggests that creating a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally does not mean all would pursue that option. Many could choose an intermediate status—legal permanent resident—that would remove the threat of deportation, enable them to work legally and require them to pay taxes, but not afford them the full rights of U.S. citizenship, including the right to vote…

Clearly, this is another Pew ‘survey’ that is supposed to make us feel better about amnesty. Just like their other survey a few months ago, that claimed that more illegal aliens are now leaving the US than entering it.

Asked in an open-ended question why they hadn’t naturalized, 26% identified personal barriers such as a lack of English proficiency, and an additional 18% identified administrative barriers, such as the financial cost of naturalization…

Which only means those costs will have to be waived or subsidized by the taxpayers.

The last time the United States government created a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally was in 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). A 2010 study by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security found that about 40% of the 2.7 million immigrants who obtained a green card derived from IRCA had naturalized by 2009 (Baker, 2010)…

You see? There is nothing to worry about. Only 40% of the people given amnesty in 1986 became potential Democrat voters.

When asked in an open-ended question why they became U.S. citizens, almost one-in-five (18%) naturalized Latino immigrants cite civil and legal rights as their main reason for obtaining U.S. citizenship. Another 16% cite an interest in having access to the benefits and opportunities derived from U.S. citizenship and 15% give family-related reasons…

Mexican naturalized citizens are more likely to say they became citizens for practical reasons such as obtaining civil and legal rights (22%) or specific benefits or opportunities derived from citizenship (20%)…

These low numbers for benefits are not surprising, since you can get all of the welfare benefits on the card without becoming a citizen. In fact, just about the only right you get from citizenship is the right to vote.

Which, of course, does give you the power to vote for more benefits.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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