Latinos Are Becoming U.S. Citizens To Vote Against Trump
There are very few positives that have come out of Donald Trump running for President. In fact, the only one I can think of is this:
More legal residents are becoming U.S. citizens just so they can vote against Trump.
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According to the New York Times, applications for naturalization went up by 11 percent in 2015.
Government officials expect that up to one million people could seek citizenship in 2016.
It’s unclear how many of these are Latinos, but according to the Pew Research Center, of the 8.8 million legal residents who can become citizen, 2.7 million are of Mexican origin.
Unfortunately, as is the case with other things pertaining to civic engagement, Mexicans (like my mom…Come on, get it together ma!) become citizens at a lower rate (36 percent) than other immigrant groups (average is 68 percent).
So what does this all mean? It proves Trump is enough of a threat to Latinos that they’re being motivated to do something they normally don’t do; they’re registering to vote.
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So please, for the love of your own people, register to vote. Just do it already.
Read more about this story at the New York Times here.