To be fair and balanced:
one thing that is a lot easier when you are a conservative is to make friends. It’s so much easier to talk and make genuine connections. And nobody acts weird around one because one is an immigrant. This last part I always knew, as long-time readers will remember. But the ease of making friends after a decade of making none is very unexpected.
I can absolutely 100% guess how a person votes by observing their reaction when I say “I’m an immigrant.” The more uncomfortable and weird people get, the likelier they are to vote D.