'History in the making': How first-time immigrant voters see the 2020 US election

For many new immigrants to America, voting is not their priority. But once they get the chance to participate in their first election, it can open the door to a life of civic engagement.This can be particularly true for those from the Middle East and North Africa, where democratic elections are not the norm, and in the US they can become a part of their own politically engaged immigrant communities.”To be honest, when we first moved to the US and got green cards, I could live here without voting. It didn’t matter. Then the 2016 election happened, and I couldn’t wait to vote,” recalls Rawan Bei…

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