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Immigrants becoming citizens in order to vote

Immigrants becoming citizens in order to vote

When he announced that he was running for president last June, Donald Trump did not have kind words to say about undocumented Mexican immigrants.

"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists," Trump said.

At that time, it didn't seem very likely that Trump could actually be elected to lead the nation. But today, he is as close as anyone can get. He is the Republican candidate for the presidency, and only voters this November stand in his way.

Knowing how important the upcoming election is, a record number of immigrants have been applying for naturalization in order to be eligible to vote.

This spring, the Houston Chronicle reported that naturalization ceremonies had nearly doubled in Houston, and more Latinos than ever are registering to vote.

What you need to do in order to vote this November:

  1. Become a citizen.
  2. Register to vote.

You may be eligible for naturalization, or the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, if:

  • You have held a green card for at least five years.
  • You have held a green card for at least three years and you are married to a U.S. citizen.
  • You were born in a territory or outlying possession of the U.S.
  • One or both of your parents were U.S. citizens at the time of your birth.
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces or a veteran who was honorably discharged.
  • Your parent or spouse is a member of the U.S. armed forces

Learn more about applying for citizenship here.

Applying for citizenship can be a difficult process and must be taken seriously. An experienced immigration lawyer can provide you with guidance and assistance to make sure that the application process is done right. If you would like to cast a ballot this November and have your voice heard, then you must act quickly.

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