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Pew Research: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens

Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens

The Path Not Taken

by Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jeffrey Passel and Paul Taylor

Pew Research Mexican immigration graph Feb. 2013Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States have not yet taken that step. Their rate of naturalization—36%—is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

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