TIME 2016 Election

Trump Is Driving Up U.S. Citizenship Applications, Groups Say

Rob Kerr—AFP/Getty Images US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the audience in Eugene, Oregon on May 6, 2016

Trump's rhetoric, "is frankly scaring people"

There are signs that Donald Trump and a group’s citizenship campaign are helping to raise the number of people applying to become Americans, a coalition of groups doing naturalization work said Wednesday.

Long lines are forming at workshops, droves of volunteers are showing out to help with citizenship workshops, people who have been in the country decades are asking how they can apply and saying they want to vote. Government data is showing an uptick in applications for the last three months of 2015.

“There’s something new going on…”

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