It is well-known to many that the United States is in the midst of a drastic demographic shift: By 2043, non-Hispanic whites will no longer make up a majority of the population. And while it will take many years for these changes to be fully realized, the political implications are already being felt throughout the country. Projections released last week by the Center for American Progress show that there will be an additional 4 million eligible Hispanic voters by 2016. In the face of a national debate on immigration reform, Congress should consider itself warned: The Latino electorate is a force to be reckoned with, and is only becoming more important.
National Journal: The Rising Influence of the Latino Electorate
Politico: Immigration talks gain momentum
Associated Press: Senators look to early April for immigration bill
Center for American Progress: Infographic