MS lawsuit alleges state makes it harder for naturalized citizens to register

An immigrant rights group has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi alleging a nearly century-old voter registration requirement is illegal. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday by the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance against Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. It says the state’s voter registration requirements are more stringent for naturalized citizens than people born in the U.S. — a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger. 

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