Integration Potential of California's Immigrants and Their Children: New Estimates of Potential New Voters at the State, County, and Legislative District Levels

Integration Potential of California's Immigrants and Their Children: New Estimates of Potential New Voters at the State, County, and Legislative Dis...

Immigrants and their children could soon comprise a major segment of voters in California, with implications for policy on a range of issues, including health, education, and workforce development, a new report from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees finds. The report, Integration Potential of California's Immigrants and Their Children: New Estimates of Potential New Voters at the State, County, and Legislative District Levels (26 pages, PDF), suggests that by 2012 naturalized immigrants, immigrants eligible for citizenship, and their children could represent up to 29 percent of California's eligible voters. To maximize the integration and civic participation of this growing population, the authors call for naturalization and voter education efforts at the local, county, and state levels.