03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

One Million Immigrants Seek US Citizenship To Vote: Campaigners

A record one million immigrants sought US citizenship last year so they could vote in the 2008 presidential election, overwhelming the processing offices, Hispanic groups said on Monday.

"Surpassing the goal of one million applications is a tremendous achievement," said Arturo Vargas, head of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).

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