Immigrants and the Changing Face of American Politics

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The latest census figures reveal that one-in-nine of all Americans is foreign born. From Texas to Florida to New York, the US is experiencing an upsurge of immigration, a wave that-s increased since September 11. In California, where the immigrant count is one-in-four, two of the leading candidates vying to replace Governor Gray Davis in October-s recall election have foreign accents. One is Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the other is a Greek-born, British-educated, columnist. We look at the cultural and political impact of our changing population with demographers, experts on immigration, assimilation and civic participation, and California gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington.
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