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
Nearly 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.