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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts Discuss How the Children of Immigrants Will Affect the Future of U.S. Politics
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts Discuss How the Children of Immigrants Will Affect the Future of U.S. Politics

Washington, D.C. — Even as House Republicans have declared immigration reform dead for this year and President Barack Obama has vowed to take executive action on immigration, the influx of child refugees coming across the southern border has reignited a debate over immigration policy, as both sides debate how to handle the arrivals. While there is heightened attention to the minors coming in at the border, there are young U.S.-born people who are paying very close attention to a range of immigration issues.

A new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC details just how important the actions of both parties and the president on these pressing matters are to one of the fastest-growing segments of the electorate: the children of immigrants. The U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants alone will be able to cast 11 million ballots over the course of the next five presidential elections, and they will be watching to see how both parties address immigration.

Please join the Center for American Progress on Thursday, July 24 at 12 p.m. ET to discuss the demographic and voting power of the children of immigrants, and their potential to sway the future of American politics.

Philip E. Wolgin, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Gary Segura, Principal and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions

Thursday, July 24
12 p.m. ET – 1 p.m. ET

Dial-in Number: 888-427-9419
Conference ID: 5715186

For more information, please contact Tanya S. Arditi at [email protected] or 202.741.6258.


The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at the University of Southern California aims to remake the narrative for understanding and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in America. Our intent is to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations.  CSII brings together three emphases: scholarship that draws on academic theory and rigorous research; data that provides information structured to highlight the process of immigrant integration over time; and engagement that seeks to create new dialogues.