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“We Want To Have A Voice”: Latino And Asian Immigrants Are Turning Out For Naturalization Efforts

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A host of Latino, Asian, immigrant, and labor rights groups have launched naturalization drives aimed at permanent residents eligible for citizenship — and the images from these workshops and outreach efforts have been absolutely inspiring.

Some of the inspiration for getting Latino and immigrant voters out to naturalize and vote has been to fight back against the ugly rhetoric coming from Republican candidates, particularly Donald Trump.

“Our message is to the Latinos, to Mexicans, to the Muslims, to the immigrant communities of our nation. Yes, get angry, but then naturalize, register and vote,” said Rep. Gutierrez last week, with a goal to get one million new citizens by May.

And in battleground states like Nevada, Colorado, and Florida, the Latino vote could be deciding factor on which candidate ultimately makes it to the White House.