Lawmakers Who Really Oppose Immigration Reform Come From Really White Districts

The members of congress who are most outspoken against immigration reform all have something in common: They have overwhelmingly white congressional districts. [Note: Stats are from the 2010 Census and include people who identify with multiple races so numbers may not add up to 100%.]

1. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

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King’s Congressional District

94.2% White
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Asian
1.8% Black
2.8% Other

2. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

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Bachmann’s Congressional District

94.2% White
2.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Asian
2.8% Black
1.0% Other

3. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

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Brooks’ Congressional District

77.8% White
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Asian
17.8% Black
2.8% Other

4. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)

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Rohrabacher’s Congressional District

72.5% White
19.9% Hispanic/Latino
19.5% Asian
1.6% Black
9.0% Other

5. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.)

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Fleming’s Congressional District

62.7% White
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.3% Asian
34.9% Black
1.5% Other

6. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

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Smith’s Congressional District

85.7% White
27.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Asian
4.1% Black
7.8% Other

7. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)

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Weber’s Congressional District

67.7% White
22.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Asian
21.2% Black
9.2% Other

8. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)

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Barletta’s Congressional District

91.6% White
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Asian
5.7% Black
2.2% Other

9. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

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Gohmert’s Congressional District

72.6% White
15.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Asian
18.5% Black
8.6% Other

10. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)

Stockman’s Congressional District

79.5% White
21.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Asian
9.9% Black
9.0% Other

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