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Título: Immigrants Eager to Vote Obeyed All the Rules. It Didn’t Pay.
Archivo: Descargar documento de la noticia  
País Fuente: Estados Unidos
Fuente: The New York Times
Autor: Julia Preston
Fecha de Publicación: 30/09/2016
Género textual: Nota informativa
Página Web: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/us/thousands-eager-to-vote-wont-become-citizens-in-time.html?_r=0
País de los Hechos: Estados Unidos
Localidad de los Hechos: Atlanta
Impacto: América del Norte
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Síntesis de la Noticia: Mamadou Lawal Diallo, of Guinea, taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta in July. Credit David Goldman/Associated Press They stayed up late studying for civics tests. They went to classes, paid hefty fees and underwent background checks. During the last year, nearly a million legal immigrants applied to become American citizens, many of them hoping to take the oath of citizenship in time to cast their first ballots on Nov. 8 in a presidential race where immigration has been fiercely debated. But as the number of aspiring citizens grew this year, the backlog at the federal agency that approves naturalizations swelled. With the agency now reporting that it takes up to seven months to complete the process, Obama administration officials are reluctantly admitting that many — perhaps most — of the immigrants in the backlog will not become citizens in time to vote.

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