36,000 immigrants in Florida won't get their citizenship in time to vote, data show

36,000 immigrants in Florida won't get their citizenship in time to vote, data show
EV Tech Giovanny Quero, employee of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, sets up voting booths for early voting in the Community Room of the Winter Park Public Library, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. - Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

MIAMI — Up to 300,000 lawful permanent residents nationwide — about 36,000 of them in Florida — will be prevented from completing their naturalization process in time to vote in the upcoming November election, data show.The staggering government data — analyzed by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Boundless Immigration, a non-partisan tech company that helps immigrants obtain green cards and citizenship — shows that immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis slowed down naturalization applications, creating a record backlog in a ti...

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