Citizenship Day reflection on immigration debate and Florida voter trends listen09/16/09 Seán Kinane
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Tomorrow is Citizenship Day, which recognizes the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become citizens. The Reform Immigration for America Campaign is stressing the importance of the day for the immigration debate and for voter trends in Florida. Doug Rivlin is their communications director.
In a conference call on Wednesday, Rivlin said that more than 8,000 people will take the oath of citizenship on Thursday and 360,000 have done so in the last four years. One of those is Lakeland resident and University of South Florida student Jessica Sanchez. She is a member of Students Working for Equality and Rights.
Maria Rodriguez is executive director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition and says that the state benefits by having such a diversity of migrants.
Citizenship Day is tomorrow. You can learn more at http://floridaimmigrant.org .