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BOSTON (AP) — Immigrant supporters have registered 900 new voters during a naturalization ceremony for nearly 1,700 people in Boston.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services presented the candidates for naturalization at a ceremony held Friday at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler administered the Oath of Allegiance.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition says about 90 of its volunteers attended the ceremony and registered 900 of the new citizens to vote in the November elections.

The MIRA initiative marks the official launch of a series of voter registration and education drives seeking to register 5,000 new citizens to vote.

The group says the so-called FIGHT BACK: VOTE Campaign will also push to turn out 20,000 new citizens to the polls.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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