Latino Immigrants are Neither Republican Nor Democrat, Study Finds

Reports by NBC Latino state that, according to Pantoja, the strongest predictor for any voter's party affiliation is through the socialization effect of their parents. But since immigrants aren't second or third generation citizens, they have clean slates and have yet to form any political opinions.

“While parental socialization may be absent, political socialization forces are pervasive once immigrants settle in the United States,” Pantoja wrote in his analysis.

“We constantly heard rhetoric surrounding the idea that one of the major reasons why House Republicans are reluctant to pass comprehensive immigration reform is out of disbelief that once they do so, Republicans will have a much more difficult time winning elections," Pantoja continued. "There are rumors that all LPRs and undocumented Latinos, if they become full citizens, will all swing left, but that is simply not true.”