A surge in citizenship

The anti-immigrant sentiment of the mid 90s, as the Republicans were in ascension, motivated our family to stop procrastinating and become U.S. citizens. History is repeating itself again. Number of Mexicans gaining citizenship soars in 2007 – Los Angeles Times

The number of Mexican-born immigrants who became U.S. citizens swelled by nearly 50% last year amid a massive campaign by Spanish-language media and immigrant advocacy groups to help eligible residents apply for citizenship, according to a government report released Thursday.