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Journal News: "Naturalization process backlog frustrates would-be voters"

10/21/2016 News Release Image

Journal News: "Naturalization process backlog frustrates would-be voters"

Mamaroneck resident Astrid Rivera began the citizenship process earlier this year with the expectation of being able to vote in this election but she hasn't been given a date for her swearing in ceremony - the last step in the naturalization process. She is upset that she can't vote. Astrid Rivera outside her home in Mamaroneck Oct. 19, 2016. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

. . . The tone of this year's campaign has created "a very hostile environment for immigrants. For many people, it’s terrifying." Karin Anderson Ponzer, executive director of Pace University's Community Law Practice.

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