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September 14, 2015

New Jersey has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, with 21.6 percent of its nearly 9 million residents foreign-born. Of those, about 525,000 are undocumented, or 5.8 percent of the total population, according to the American Immigration Council.

That said, 53 percent of our foreign born -- more than 1 million -- are naturalized citizens and eligible to vote. Indeed, 20.5 percent of New Jersey’s registered voters are what is known as “New Americans” -- immigrants or children of immigrants.

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