USAFIS: US Elections
Growing Percentage of Immigrants Can Vote in US Elections

The 2020 American presidential race will see a larger share of foreign-born voters at the poll than any other election in over a hundred years

This election, ten percent of all eligible voters will be immigrants, an increase of four percent from the last election, as reported by the Pew Research Center. There are two root causes of this significant increase. There are many more immigrants living in the United States than 50 years ago. When they become US Citizens, they are allowed to vote.

Newcomers only consisted of less than five percent of the population in 1970, and today the percentage is 14, only one percent away from the record high of 15 percent in 1890. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 did away with immigrant numbers by the country, which made it easier for those from Latin America, Africa, and Asia to move to America.

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If you are considering relocating to the US, contact USAFIS. Their team has a goal of helping everyone who wants to live in America do so.

Another reason for the increase of voters in this election is the increase of immigrants who are eligible that are receiving citizenship. The largest increases are from Ecuador and India. The increased naturalization rate is partially a result of the immigrant’s education levels. Those with a bachelor’s degree or higher are more likely to receive US citizenship. There are many opportunities available in the United States for you and your family.

Contact USAFIS and receive help with the immigration process. They will walk you through the stages to obtain the required visa to live and work in America.