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In this ‘forgotten’ partial of California, a ghosts of an anti-immigrant past dawn heavy

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    California’s Central Valley

    Population

    4.1 million

     

    Counties

    Fresno, Kern, Kings,

    Madera, Merced,

    San Joaquin, Stanislaus,

    Tulare

    Racial makeup (estimates):

    California

    38.6%

    38.4%

    13.7%

    5.6%

    Central Valley

    50.7%

    34.3%

    7.5%

    4.4%

    Hispanic/Latino

    White

    Asian

    African American

    Median household

    income:

    California, $63,783

    Central Valley, $46,602

    People below

    poverty level:

    California, 15.8%

    Central Valley, 23%

    Note: For secular makeup, white, African American

    and Asian are non-Hispanic, though Hispanic or Latino

    may embody people of any race.

    Source: US Census American Community Survey



          California’s immigrants

          and elections

          Out of a state’s 39.5 million residents, more

          than 10 million are immigrants. California’s

          foreign-born race accounts for about

          25% of a state race and 25% of the

          country’s foreign-born population.

          Nearly half of California’s immigrants are

          naturalized US citizens:

          49% Naturalized US citizens

          26% Green cards/visas/other authorised status

          25% Undocumented

          Naturalized US adults are reduction expected to

          vote and some-more expected to brand as

          Democrats or independents:

          Naturalized US citizens

          US-born citizens

          Considered a

          likely voter

          Democrats

          Republicans

          Independents

          Other

          0%

          20%

          40%

          60%

          80%

          California’s voter registration application

          is accessible in 10 languages:

          English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi,

          Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog,

          Thai, and Vietnamese

          Source: Public Policy Institute of California;

          California Secretary of State



          Opinions on immigration

          In a past 20 years, some-more Californians

          see immigrants as profitable to a state.

          1998

          2017

          Immigrants

          benefit a state

          Immigrants

          are a burden

          0%

          20%

          40%

          60%

          80%

          100%

          Both immigrants and US-born residents

          support DACA protections for some

          undocumented immigrants and oppose

          building a wall along a whole Mexico border.

          Immigrants

          US-born residents

          Oppose

          building a wall

          Favor DACA

          protections

          0%

          20%

          40%

          60%

          80%

          100%

          Source: Public Policy Institute of California;

          California Secretary of State



          2016 choosing results

          in Central Valley counties

          Hillary Clinton

          Donald Trump

          Fresno

          Kern

          Kings

          Madera

          Merced

          San Joaquin

          Stanislaus

          Tulare

          0%

          20%

          40%

          60%

          Source: California Secretary of State



          California’s expected voters

          compared to adult population,

          by race

          43% White

          34% Latino

          Adult

          population

          15% Asian-American

          6% African-American

          2% Other

          61% White

          18% Latino

          Likely

          voters

          12% Asian-American

          6% African-American

          3% Other

          Source: Public Policy Institute of California;

          California Secretary of State

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