S1. Ep8. The Immigrant Vote: What, How Many, and Why it Matters
Not only is immigration a main stake in the forthcoming U.S. election, it is predicted that this year will see unprecedented numbers of immigrant voters. So, what does that look like? We wrap up this season of Immigration & Democracy with perhaps the killer question: what is the importance of the immigrant vote in U.S. politics – how has it shaped trends historically, and what will it mean for this year on November 3rd? We are joined by Matt A. Barreto, Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA and the co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions, and Janelle Wong, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and Co-Principal Investigator on the 2016 National Asian American Survey. Together they work on the Collaborative Multi-racial Post-Election Survey.
In this series, we bring you fresh knowledge and insight from the team at the Immigration Initiative at Harvard, led by our Director, Professor Roberto G. Gonzales, and featuring voices from the field. Join us as we get to know our neighbors through their stories.
This podcast is hosted by Dr Jennifer Allsopp and produced by Xiren Wang and Dr Jennifer Allsopp.