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Citizenship applications up amid anti-immigrant rhetoric

 


Jubilation filled a Minneapolis courtroom earlier this week as about 50 people transformed from residents to U.S. citizens, clutching certificates and miniature American flags.

They’ve got plenty of company. Nationally, the number of naturalization applications shot up by 13 percent in the first few months of this year, compared to the same period in 2015. In the Minnesota field office, where data includes North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin, applications have surged by 12 percent in that period.

http://www.startribune.com/citizenship-applications-up-amid-anti-immigrant-rhetoric/384472211/#1

 

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