Latinos take US citizenship to stop Donald Trump – AJE News

“I believe in a democratic system and if I’m a citizen, I need to vote, and I want to vote,” said Joaquin Torres, who took citizenship almost as soon as he was allowed to do so, six years after he arrived in the country.


“He insults all of us immigrants, he says so many bad things, and I don’t understand how he thinks anyone would vote for him,” said Gladys Blanco, who came from Mexico 26 years ago.


Hispanic Americans make up 17 percent of the total population, with 55 million people. Historically the community has had a lower electoral participation rate.


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Many Hispanic-Americans say they intend to adopt US citizenship now to avoid to formalise their residency rights in case the Republican presidential front-runner is elected.



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