Univision, the nation s largest Spanish-language broadcaster, has drawn more than 100,000 people to hundreds of voter registration and citizenship drives aimed at urging Latinos to vote.
The conventional wisdom is that Democrats benefit from immigration. A new paper by Anna Maria Mayda, Giovanni Peri and Walter Steingress shows that this is true, at least on average. Larger numbers of immigrants who acquire citizenship (and can thus vote) increase election returns for Democratic candidates across different types of U.S. elections. Yet increases in the share of non-citizen migrants are correlated with higher Republican vote shares.
Hillary Clinton's pledge not to deport any illegal immigrants except violent criminals and terrorists represents a major break from President Obama, and it could vastly increase the number of people who would be allowed to stay in the country.