The immigration debate in Congress continues as House GOP leaders look to vote on a compromise bill next week, despite pushback from President Trump. On Thursday, 41 Republicans joined 190 Democrats to defeat the Securing America's Future Act, a conservative bill that provided funding for President Trump's wall and only temporary relief for DACA recipients. Here's a data-driven look at the most Latinx populated congressional districts and what those 41 Republicans had in common:
The average Latinx population in a Democratic district is 23% compared to 12% in a Republican district. Six of the top ten most Latinx congressional districts border Mexico.
Representatives Pearce (R-NM-2), Nunes (R-CA-22), and Cook (R-CA-8) all voted in favor of Thursday's immigration bill. Rep. Pearce is the only member of the House with a majority Latinx district to vote in favor of SAFA.
The average Latinx population in districts where a Republican who voted against the bill is about 20%. Among the 193 Republicans who voted in favor of the bill, the average Latinx population sits at 10%.