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Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Spurs Citizenship Rush

A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Early voting was due to begin Monday ahead of May 11 statewide county elections.  (John Moore/Getty Images)
A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Early voting was due to begin Monday ahead of May 11 statewide county elections. (John Moore/Getty Images)

This year, the number of Hispanics eligible to vote will reach a record high, with more than 27 million eligible to do so. Less than half of Hispanics eligible voters actually go to the polls. But that may be about to change. In Texas, where Latinos are on the verge of passing non-Hispanic whites as the largest demographic group, many immigrants are now rushing to complete the registration process in time to vote in November. From Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media, Andrew Schneider reports.

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