Citizens by Choice, Voters by Necessity: Patterns in Political Mobilization by Naturalized Latinos

@article{Pantoja2001CitizensBC,
  title={Citizens by Choice, Voters by Necessity: Patterns in Political Mobilization by Naturalized Latinos},
  author={Adrian D. Pantoja and R. Ramirez and Gary M. Segura},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={54},
  pages={729 - 750}
}
In this article, we compare the 1996 turnout among cohorts of naturalized and native-born Latino citizens, looking for between-group differences endogenous to recent anti-immigrant rhetoric and events in California. We argue that immigrants naturalizing in a politically charged environment represent a self-selected subsample of all voters, identifying individuals who feel strohgly about the political issues at hand, and who seek enfranchisement as an act of political expression. We suggest that… Expand

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