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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Surge of Mexicans, immigrants for citizenship to vote for president

The number of immigrants seeking citizenship has surged this year, driven by desire to vote in the fall presidential election, according to a new report.

In the first two quarters of the year, applications from legal immigrants to become naturalized citizens have jumped 21 percent over last year. From October to March, 440,000 immigrants applied. Over 653,000 immigrants were naturalized in the United States last year, winning the same rights as native-born Americans, including to vote. READ MORE