The Obama administration is working overtime to swear in as many new citizens as possible between now and the election. Critics are alleging that this is nothing more than an effort to create new Democrat voters.

FOX News reports:

Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens ‘due to election’

An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday.

The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the election year.”

“The Field Office due to the election year needs to process as many of their N-400 cases as possible between now and FY 2016,” reads the email, which was disclosed to FoxNews.com by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

“If you have cases in this category or other pending, you are encouraged to take advantage of the OT if you can,” the email continues. “This will be an opportunity to move your pending naturalization cases. If you have not volunteered for OT, please consider and let me know if you are interested.”

Parts of the email were redacted before it was disclosed to FoxNews.com, but it was sent by the branch chief of the Houston Field Office District 17. It was not clear to whom it was addressed.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner discussed the issue with Martha MacCallum and noted that this isn’t the first time Democrats have used this strategy:

It’s amazing that this is allowed to happen, right under the noses of the American people on the eve of a highly contested presidential election.

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