Washington, (EFEUSA). – According to a new study released today, the immigration measures President Barack Obama took to stop the deportation of five million undocumented people, influenced by the vote of 1.5 million people, will have an impact on the presidential and legislative elections in 2016.
The study by the Center for American Progress (CAF), a progressive institute, identifies the million and a half US citizens, with the right to vote – as people who share a home with potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).
The changing demographics throughout the country give voters of color in general greater potential to influence elections in key battleground states,” said Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy of at American Progress, Washington-based, and one of the authors of the study.
A total of 6.3 million Americans share a home with potential beneficiaries of DAPA, of which 5.3 million are children of immigrants who crossed the border illegally and about one million are their spouses, this according to estimates by the institution.
The study analyzes trends in the voter-family member of a possible beneficiary of DAPA- in 36 states and compares the borders that were won by Democrats or Republicans in recent elections with the number of these voters residing in each state.