Saturday, December 3, 2022
Pew Research Center: After declining early in the COVID-19 outbreak, immigrant naturalizations in the U.S. are rising again
In "After declining early in the COVID-19 outbreak, immigrant naturalizations in the U.S. are rising again", Jeffrey S. Passell and D'Vera Cohn for the Pew Research Center provide data showing that "[a]fter a sharp drop in naturalizations in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, immigrants in the United States are becoming citizens in numbers not seen for more than a decade."
According to the data,
"[t]he countries with the smallest proportion of lawful immigrants who are naturalized U.S. citizens (among those with at least 100,000 naturalized citizens overall) are El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan and Mexico. Fewer than half of lawful immigrants from these countries are naturalized citizens.
In contrast, the countries with the highest proportion of lawful immigrants who have been naturalized include Cambodia, Guyana, Iran, Laos, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Vietnam. At least 80% of immigrants from these countries have gained U.S. citizenship." (bold added).
For a summary of the report from The Hill, click here.