November 11, 2020
For the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election that took place in November, it is estimated that 1 in 10 voters who were eligible to vote were immigrants.
This fact was reported earlier in the year by the Pew Research Center.
While the exact role of immigrants in the election has not yet been analyzed, it is very likely record numbers of immigrants went out to vote because the fate of the U.S. Immigration system was also up for election.
The tensions surrounding the topic of immigration are high in the U.S. The last 4-year assault on Dreamers, asylum seekers, and Visa Lottery participants has generated much fear among America's immigrant community.
Biden campaigned on a very different platform, which promised to create a pathway to U.S. citizenship for Dreamers, increase opportunities for asylum seekers, and maintain the "Green Card Lottery."
Whatever their motivation for voting, an ever increasing percentage of American voters are immigrants.