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Sunday, January 27th, 2008

CNNPolitics.com

Lou Dobbs ran an interesting story during his program last night. Apparently, because of a record amount of citizenship applications in Florida, those who have applied recently are facing delays in the process, forcing some to sit out this election. Here are the story highlights from CNNPolitics.com:

• 1.4 million immigrants have applied to become naturalized citizens
• Amount is double the number that filed naturalization applications last year
• Processing time has risen from seven to 18 months
• Immigrant advocacy groups angered by delay, says government can do more

Full story here.

Speaking of Lou Dobbs: Why Tuesday? Advisory Board member John Bonifaz, the legal director of Voter Action, appeared on Dobbs’ show recently to discuss the trouble with touch screen voting machines, and what he thinks we should do about it. BRAD BLOG has the video:



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