Immigration changes enacted in LBJ-era tips Electoral College in Dems favor, study finds

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A new study appears to confirm a belief by many on the right that Democrats have long been manipulating immigration laws, artificially altering demographics in the quest to fundamentally transform America.

Conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, the findings point to immigration reforms during Democratic President Lyndon Johnson’s tenure that have affected the distribution of political power in the U.S.

(Why is that the left is so much more adept at the long game than the right?)

In effect, immigration — legal and illegal — will result in a “markedly different House of Representatives — and post-2020 electoral college votes — than would have existed otherwise,” according to Fox News, which cites the study.

“Our findings indicate that, over time, immigration profoundly redistributes political power at the federal level by changing the apportionment of House seats and votes in the Electoral College,” the study’s authors wrote.

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CIS analyzed Census data to determine that immigrants, and their U.S.-born children, will redistribute at least 26 House seats after 2020. Of those 26 lost seats, 24 will come from states that voted for President Trump in the 2016 election. Meanwhile, solidly Democratic states — California, New Jersey, and New York — will collectively gain 19 additional seats, CIS said Thursday.

In total, California will have nearly a dozen more seats than it otherwise would have without the presence of immigrants and their children. New York and Texas will each have four additional seats.

The study touches on many conservatives’ claims that Democrats are effectively importing new voters to support them in future elections.

 

The study points to The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, pushed by Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was dubbed the “liberal lion of the Senate.”

“Immigration laws were changed significantly in 1965, spurring a new ‘Great Wave’ of immigration as the number of immigrants grew roughly four-and-a-half fold between 1965 and 2019,” the CIS study said.

Kennedy infamously said from the Senate floor at the time: “The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society.”

The Hispanic population in the US rose from 4 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in 2018.

An assessment of the legislation from Numbers USA said: “It ended 40 years of low immigration, got rid of solid numerical caps and opened up chain migration into every overpopulated country in the world, exploding annual immigration numbers.”

The number of electoral votes a state gets is based on the number of seats it has in the House and Senate. Congress will reapportion seats after the U.S. completes the 2020 Census, but that reapportionment won’t take effect until after the 2020 election, Fox News reported.

Which means, according to the study, the 2022 and 2024 elections will be affected.

The U.S. takes in over 1 million legal immigrants each and every year — which does not include an illegal immigrant population that could be as high as 22 million.

CIS said illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children alone will result in key swing states losing congressional seats.

“Illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born minor children will redistribute five seats in 2020, with Ohio, Michigan, Alabama, Minnesota, and West Virginia each losing one seat in 2020 that they otherwise would have had,” the authors wrote. “California and Texas will each have two additional seats, and New York will have one additional seat.”

All of which puts a new perspective on why Democrats fought President Trump tooth and nail over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.

This also explains the ongoing pandering to illegal aliens by Democratic presidential candidates, who promise government healthcare to those here illegally. The policies pushed by Democrats are a de facto beacon for migrants — and the more they flock to America, the more it helps the party’s hold on power.

Tom Tillison

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