Wolgin, Philip E.

Philip E. Wolgin is an Immigration Policy Analyst at American Progress. His research focuses on the development of U.S. and comparative immigration and refugee policy from World War II to the present.

Untapped Electoral Power: Staggering Numbers of Unregistered Latinos and Immigrants Eligible to Naturalize in California

By Philip E. Wolgin
Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress today released an infographic and interactive map on the immense electoral power of unregistered Latinos and citizens-in-waiting (legal immigrants eligible to naturalize and become citizens) in 10 highly influential states in the upcoming elections. In California the almost 4.5 million potential voters far surpass the 1 million voters that was the margin of victory in the 2008 presidential election.