Tag: first-time voters

Latin American Immigrants Come Out in Force to Vote for Obama

Diego Graglia, FI2W blog editor Latin American immigrants became an important segment of the American electorate in this election, representing forty percent of the overall Hispanic vote, according to data released this afternoon by pro-immigrant organization America’s Voice. Initial estimates indicate that…

Long Lines Don't Stop Latino Voters in Southwest Detroit

DETROIT, MI – By Martina Guzman, FI2W Reporter Undeterred by long lines, Latino voters in Southwest Detroit came out in droves today to cast their ballot for president. “This is the election where Latinos are really going to count,” said…

On Election Day, Feet In 2 Worlds Covers The Immigrant Vote

As America votes Tuesday, we will bring you reports from polling places in immigrant and ethnic neighborhoods across the U.S. Follow Election Day from the perspective of immigrant journalists in battleground states Florida and New Hampshire, as well as Illinois,…

Mom, Dad, I’m Voting: A First-Time, First-Generation Voter

First-time voters are getting lots of attention this year — both foreign-born Americans who have recently become naturalized citizens and American-born young people who’ve just reached voting age. Patrick Ng falls into the latter group, but he also comes from…