Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center
via Los Angeles Daily News: More Hispanics than whites in California by early 2014, state report says
Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, chats with WNYC about a recent Pew Hispanic Center report, which found that the Hispanic electorate is likely to double by 2030 in the United States.
“Latinos actually, to borrow a boxing metaphor, punch below their weight electorally,” Taylor said.
Up to 1.4 million children and young adults in the United States illegally could potentially benefit from today’s announcement by the Obama administration about changes in deportation policies, according to an estimate just released from the Pew Hispanic Center.
- 700,000 unauthorized immigrants ages 18-30 who arrived in the U.S. as children and are currently enrolled in school or have graduated from high school
- 700,000 under the age of 18 enrolled in school
- 150,000 currently enrolled in high school
- represents 12% of the 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. (as of 2010)
- 70% of potential beneficiaries from Mexico