With the next Presidential election a mere 208 days away, it’s interesting to see the Department of Homeland Security’s recently released statistics on naturalizations that took place in 2011.
The total number of newly sworn in U.S. citizens was 694,193.
This breaks down by country of origin as follows:
- Mexico: 94,783
- India: 45,985
- the Philippines: 42,520
- the People’s Republic of China: 32,864, and
- Colombia (22,693).
Of course, these new citizens also need to register to vote, which depends on getting in touch with a state authority. In some states, the deadline to register in time for this election is mere days away.