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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Immigrants in Congress

Many posts have discussed immigrationPew reports:
Today, just six members of the 114th Congress are immigrants; three hail from California, and five of the six are Democrats. The list includes one senator, Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), born in Japan, and five House members: Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), born in Taiwan; Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), born in Mexico; Norma Judith Torres, (D-Calif.), born in Guatemala; Albio Sires (D-N.J.), born in Cuba; and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), born in Cuba. (Click here to see a list from 1949 to 2015.)
Foreign-Born Share of Congress Little Changed Since Bottoming Out in 1960s