The Politics of Immigrants

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While immigration has played a central role in American political life in recent years, less attention has been paid to the politics of immigrants themselves. Naturalized citizens and the US-born children of immigrants can vote and run for office, permanent residents can donate to political campaigns, and immigrants of all stripes can engage in a variety of non-electoral political activity. How do different groups of immigrants vary in their political beliefs and attitudes? What drives these differences? What role will immigrant communities play in this year’s midterm elections?

Join Cato Institute’s Emily Ekins, Pew Research Center’s Mark Hugo Lopez, and AEI’s Daniel A. Cox, Ruy Teixeira, and Stan Veuger for a conversation about the political engagement of immigrants to the United States.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. After the event concludes, a full video will be posted within 24 hours.


10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks:
Stan Veuger, Senior Fellow, AEI

10:05 a.m.
Panel Discussion

Daniel A. Cox, Senior Fellow in Polling and Public Opinion, AEI
Emily Ekins, Vice President and Director of Polling, Cato Institute
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Race and Ethnicity Research, Pew Research Center
Ruy Teixeira, Nonresident Senior Fellow, AEI

Stan Veuger, Senior Fellow, AEI

11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Contact Information

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