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Naturalization Statistics In The United States: Prevalence Of Latino Immigrants

Naturalization Statistics In The United States: Prevalence Of Latino Immigrants

The United States has been a welcoming destination for immigrants from around the world. Over the past decade, more than 7.7 million immigrants have become U.S. citizens. In the fiscal year 2023, USCIS naturalized 878,500 new citizens, highlighting the significant contribution of Latino immigrants in this process.

Mexico leads the list of countries of origin for new citizens, accounting for 12.7% of all naturalizations, followed closely by other Latin American countries such as the Dominican Republic (4.0%) and Cuba (3.8%). This notable prevalence of Latino immigrants reflects their ongoing commitment and contribution to the social and cultural fabric of the United States.

The local offices in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Newark, and San Francisco processed the most naturalizations, with Dallas and Houston, cities with large Latino populations, each contributing 4.1% of the total. In terms of residence, 70% of the new citizens lived in the ten main states, including California, Texas, and Florida, states known for their high Latino populations.

Additionally, more than 55% of the new citizens were women, with an average age of 41 years. The naturalization process remains accessible, with an initial approval rate for the English and civics test of 89.5%, and 14.6% of those naturalized benefiting from fee waivers.

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These statistics highlight how Latinos continue to be a vital force in nation-building, reaffirming their commitment to the values and principles of the United States.

BY: Paula Vanegas  |  Information Obtained From USCIS

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