via American Freedom Report
a short assessment of the overall totals of immigrants and their
citizen children in the U.S., CIS’s Steven Camarota reports that in 2014
there were 42,235,749 immigrants in the U.S., and 16,773,337 U.S.-born
children under the age of 18 had either an immigrant mother or father.
This means, combined, there are are 59,009,086 immigrants and their
U.S.-born children in the U.S.
The analysis further highlights that each year 808,128 U.S-born
children of immigrants turn 18 and, as citizens of the U.S., are
eligible to vote.
Immigration activist groups have pointed to the newly voting-eligible
U.S. citizen children as a ripe bloc to register and encourage to vote.
Included in that total is 503,718 children of immigrants from Latin
America, 66,081 children of immigrants from English-speaking countries,
and 42,163 children of immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries.
Additionally about 124,295 of the U.S. citizen children were born to
immigrants in poverty.
Earlier this month, for example, the Latino Victory Foundation and
the National Partnership for New Americans launched an effort called the
New American Democracy Campaign aimed at registering the citizen
children of immigrants and encouraging eligible immigrants to naturalize
and register to vote.