With Naturalizations On Hold, Potential New Voters Sit On Sidelines
An estimated 860,000 people were set to become citizens this year — with many also expected to become first-time voters. But the pandemic has put a temporary halt to naturalization ceremonies.
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Corrected: May 27, 2020 at 10:00 PM MDT
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that USCIS has administered virtual naturalization ceremonies in the past. The agency says it has never conducted a ceremony without the applicant being physically present.