Congressional Candidates With Roots in Immigrant Communities--PICTURES
Updated: November 2, 2012 | 11:16 a.m.
October 26, 2012 | 10:32 a.m.
The growing diversity across the U.S. has captured much of the political conversation this election cycle, and one thing is clear: More and more naturalized citizens and the children of immigrants are becoming involved with the political system, and they have the potential to influence policy for years to come.
Eighty congressional hopefuls, representing 19 states and an array of ethnicities, have roots in immigrant communities. A report published by the New American Leaders Project explores the growing immigrant representation in Congress and the ever-increasing political clout that people of color now have.
We put together a slideshow of some of the candidates identified by the report.