The state's GOP leadership will have a little tougher time sleeping tonight.
From your Chicago Tribune:
The proportion of legal immigrants in the country who have become U.S. citizens has reached its highest mark in 25 years, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington.Dear Illinois Republicans,
The population of naturalized U.S. citizens reached 12.8 million in 2005, the latest year available ***
The research also showed the number of Mexican immigrants naturalized in 2005 hit 1.6 million. ***
The numbers show 20 percent of eligible U.S. permanent residents from Mexico became naturalized citizens in 1995. In 2005, that rose to 35 percent.
Please, nominate Jim Oberweis -- for something -- anything.
I don't care for what or for which office. Heck, nominate him for all of them.
Please, just let the nativist ice-cream headache be the standard bearer for the GOP in Illinois.