Monday, August 26, 2013

Study: Vast majority of immigrants want to become citizens, few do

Probably because of high fees and not knowing enough English, this is a sad fact.  - - Donna Poisl

 By Emilie Eaton, Cronkite News Service

WASHINGTON – More than 93 percent of Hispanic immigrants who are in this country illegally say they want to apply for citizenship, but fewer than half of whose who can apply do so, according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center.

A June study by the center found that only 46 percent of Hispanic immigrants eligible to become citizens have applied, compared with 71 percent who are not Hispanic.

Experts said they are not surprised by the numbers, noting that many people are not applying because the application process is costly and cumbersome.
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