“Civil Rights Groups Sue Mississippi Secretary of State to Stop Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Naturalized Citizens”


Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, together with the Mississippi Center for Justice, the Law Office of Robert McDuff, and law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance against Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over Mississippi’s discriminatory and unlawful proof of citizenship requirement for naturalized citizens.  The suit alleges that the requirement, which does not apply to U.S.-born citizens, violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and burdens naturalized citizens’ fundamental right to vote….

To read the full complaint, please click here.


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