Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Many immigrants stop along the path to citizenship

Several things seem to cause legal residents to delay their citizenship tests. Income level is one of them.    - - Donna Poisl

from The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers wrangle over a potential path to citizenship for many of America’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, not all foreigners who become eligible for naturalization actually follow through.

Often, the immigrant journey simply ends with permanent legal residency.

In 2011, 61 percent of eligible immigrants became U.S. citizens, according to a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center. Among Mexicans, who are by far the largest group of immigrants in the country, the citizenship rate was just 36 percent.
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