WaPo: ‘Demographic Changes’ Are ‘Transforming’ Georgia into Blue State

Volunteers listen to Georgia Senatorial candidate Raphael Warnock speak during a canvassing event on January 5, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia. - Voters headed to the polls for runoff elections in the southern state of Georgia on Tuesday that will determine control of the US Senate for the first years of …
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Georgia’s rapid “demographic changes” spurred by mass immigration are “transforming” the state from a battleground to a blue state, left-wing activists tell the Washington Post.

In the January 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia, Sens. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) were boosted in their electoral prospects against Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue thanks to decades of mass immigration to the state.

Activists, as noted by the Post, took note of how the nation’s legal immigration levels — where more than 1.2 million green cards are awarded every year — have helped flip states like Arizona, Virginia, and Nevada for Democrats.

“You are seeing a shift in young people of color aging into the population, and engaging them in the process early is critical,” an activist with Voto Latino told the Post. “You can say that that was the reason why Arizona flipped this year as well. … That was why Virginia flipped four years ago, that was why Nevada flipped, and Georgia is part of that trend.”

In Georgia, activists turned to “demographic changes that are transforming the state,” the Post reports, and set their sights on newly eligible-to-vote Hispanic Americans. In the Atlanta area, for instance, there was a 60 percent increase between 2016 and 2020 in the number of Hispanic voters registered.

Many of these new voters, the Post reports, are the children of illegal aliens who relatives of illegal aliens and thus one of the most sympathetic groups to a pro-illegal immigration agenda. Their growth in the Georgia electorate is only projected to continue booming.

The Post reports that in the Atlanta metro area, alone, city officials are expecting the Hispanic population to reach 21 percent by 2050 — a 75 percent increase compared to their share of the population in 2015.

In the Senate runoff elections, activists told the Post they reached out to illegal aliens and noncitizens who are not eligible to vote but who “can urge their children to vote, and their children, born in the United States and constitutionally granted citizenship from birth, can then do so with their family’s interests in mind.”

In Georgia, more than half a million citizens live with illegal alien family members.

Before President George H.W. Bush signed the Immigration Act of 1990, Georgia’s foreign-born population stood at about 2.7 percent of its total population with fewer than 200,000 foreign-born residents in the state.

Today, Georgia is home to nearly 1.1 million foreign-born residents who make up more than ten percent of the state’s population — a 515 percent increase in three decades. Nearly 3-in-10 of these foreign-born residents are Asian and another almost 4-in-10 are Hispanic.

Most significantly for Democrats, though, is that in 1990, less than 40 percent of foreign-born residents in Georgia were naturalized citizens and thus eligible to vote if they were 18-years-old or older. Today, more than 45 percent, or about 480,000, of the state’s foreign-born residents are naturalized citizens and thus eligible to vote once they hit 18 years old.

The use of the nation’s legal immigration as an electoral tool for Democrats is readily recognized by establishment media outlets like the Washington PostNew York Times, the AtlanticAxios, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

President Joe Biden is looking to surge naturalization rates at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ahead of the 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential election. Biden’s order to further trim the naturalization process to make it easier for legal immigrants to become citizens, and thus vote, would provide big electoral gains to Democrats.

“The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics,” Axios acknowledged last year. “The numbers simply do not lie … there’s not a single demographic megatrend that favors Republicans.”

Current legal immigration levels are expected to bring in 15 million new foreign-born voters by 2041. About eight million of those voters will have arrived entirely due to the process known as “chain migration” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com.

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