Immigration Fact of the Week: Why Aren’t Hispanics Becoming U.S. Citizens?

Question:

What’s stopping Hispanic immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens?

Answer:

Poor English language skills and the difficult citizenship test.

A recent Pew Hispanic Center survey  found only 46 percent of eligible Hispanic immigrants have gone through the naturalization process, even though 93 percent said they would naturalize if they could.  Forty-five percent of respondents said personal barriers, such as the need to learn English and a too-hard citizenship test, were keeping them from naturalization.

source: Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project