On Wednesday a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief was filed by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund arguing that Asian Americans are especially vulnerable to being barred at the polls because of name customs and language barriers.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing minority in the United States. About 400,000 Pennsylvanians identified themselves as Asian in the 2010 census, and more than 70 percent are naturalized citizens.
To get U.S. citizenship, many either passed a basic English proficiency test or obtained a waiver from having to take the test.
For full article see: Brief from Asian groups opposes Pennsylvania voter-ID law.
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