Sep 24, 2020 • 21M

6: Ep. 6 - How COVID-19 Stalled Legal Immigrants’ Dreams to Vote in November

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All Americans have a voice, but too many Americans face roadblocks when it comes to casting their votes. People who are waiting to become naturalized citizens, people who are undocumented, people who were once incarcerated and so many others are forced to watch from the sidelines as their fellow Americans vote in the next election. The hosts of this podcast, journalists Maria Elena Perez and Nikki Rojas, speak to lawmakers, historians, non-profit leaders and everyday people to unpack the barriers many Americans have to overcome to make sure that their voices are heard during the voting process.
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In the second part of a two-episode look at how the voting process excludes immigrants, Nikki Rojas and Maria Elena Perez discuss how the coronavirus pandemic halted naturalization ceremonies, stopping legal immigrants from being able to vote in the general election.