Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations Sent Far-Left Democrats to Congress

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Congressional Districts with booming foreign-born populations sent some of the most far-left, socialist Democrats to Congress in the midterm elections this week.

On Tuesday night, congressional districts that have been dramatically changed by mass immigration elected Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusettes.

The congressional districts sending some of the most liberal, far-left Democrats to Congress have large foreign-born populations that do not seem to be leveling off anytime soon as the U.S. continues admitting more than 1.5 million foreign nationals every year.

Ocasio-Cortez’s district, New York’s 14th, has a foreign-born population that is now nearing almost 50 percent. About 45.8 percent of the district is foreign-born.

The self-described socialist is expected to champion far-left policies such as nationwide and hemispheric open borders, Medicare for all, and the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

“I happen to believe that an agency that has repeatedly, systematically, and violently committed human rights abuses cannot be reformed,” Ocasio-Cortez has said of ICE agents.

Ocasio-Cortez won with almost 80 percent of the vote in the midterms.

In Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, Ilhan Omar — a Somali immigrant — won with 78 percent of the vote in midterm elections despite her far-left radical record.

Omar’s district has become increasingly foreign-born with now almost 15 percent of the region being born outside of the U.S. As MPR News notes, more than 35 percent of the district is nonwhite and there are 22,000 more foreign-born residents living in the district since Rep. Keith Ellison — the first Muslim elected to Congress — was first elected in 2008.

Omar, like Ocasio-Cortez, ran on a platform of Medicare for all, open borders, amnesty for all 12 to 22 million illegal aliens, and a federal guarantee of housing for all U.S. residents.

Omar has been accused of immigration fraud and marrying her brother.

Democrat Ayanna Pressley won her spot in the new Congress after beating out her Democrat primary opponent Mike Capuano, a 10-term congressman, in Massachusetts’ 7th District.

The district has a foreign-born population that now exceeds 30 percent of the total district. The region is also one of the most hard-left districts in the U.S.

When Pressley won the primary in September, the New York Times spoke to Boston political operatives who said the far-left Democrat’s election was “the biggest sign” that the Democrat Party of union workers and a white working class was coming to an end.

Political observers said the win was the biggest sign yet that a “new Boston” was emerging in the shadow of the city’s historically white, union-driven political establishment. This new electorate is powered by minorities, immigrants and young college students who have flocked to the city’s start-ups and tech-friendly industries. [Emphasis added]

“It felt like a good time to give someone who’s not a white male a shot,” said Linus Falck-Ytter, 26, a software developer, after voting in Cambridge. “And I liked that she’s more outspoken about helping underrepresented communities.” [Emphasis added]

In California’s 25th District, Democrat Katie Hill successfully unseated Republican Congressman Steve Knight. The district is increasingly a home to the state’s massive foreign-born population, with nearly 20 percent of the region’s residents being born outside the country.

Hill, who says she is bisexual, attacked Knight heavily on his immigration record, saying he was not open borders enough for the country, though he has long supported amnesty for illegal aliens and more foreign worker importation. Hill also supports Medicare for all.

As Breitbart News has reported, Democrats have increasingly gained strongholds in congressional districts due to booming foreign-born populations.

The process known as “chain migration,” for example — whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them, has imported more than nine million foreign nationals since 2005.

As Breitbart News reported, if chain migration is not ended — as President Trump has demanded — the U.S. electorate will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall an additional 15 million new foreign-born voters.

Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. By 2023, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the legal and illegal immigrant population of the U.S. will make up nearly 15 percent of the entire U.S. population.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder. 


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