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Democrats Push Legislation Granting Voting Rights To Illegal Immigrants

According to the New York Post, new legislation is being developed that would grant voting rights to illegal immigrants in major New York City elections, including for mayor, in 2017.

Granting voting rights to those who violated the sovereignty of our nation by entering illegally, to help elect candidates who will help shape policies for a major American city in New York, is reprehensible.

Via the Post:

New legislation is being pushed that would give illegal aliens the right to vote in New York City’s 2017 elections for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and City Council, The Post has learned.

The proposal — which is winning support from the city’s black and Hispanic activists — was recently discussed at a Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event in Albany.

“We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” said Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, which is part of a coalition of immigration-rights groups campaigning for the bill. She said it is expected to be introduced this spring.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D), who co-sponsored previous legislation designed to give voting rights to non-citizens with green cards, reiterated that stance when a spokesman said she “supports extending voting rights to green-card holders.

Councilman Jumaane Williams (D) supports the bill for illegals, regardless of green card status.

Lewis said she finds granting voting rights to be “an extension of Mayor de Blasio’s Municipal ID card offered to all residents — including those who are undocumented.”

In 2014, we examined the possibility that the municipal ID program would grant illegals the right to vote.

The New York City Council unanimously approved a municipal ID program for illegal immigrants that would allow them access to city services, and may have opened up an avenue for people residing in New York and the country illegally to vote in local elections.

Illegal immigrants may now use the IDs for such services as banking, visiting a doctor, or signing a lease.

More concerning is the possibility that the new ID program will allow illegal immigrants to vote, completely undermining the integrity of elections.

During a heated debate with then-State Senator Greg Ball, Democrat Daniel Dromm was asked by the host if the new IDs would be used to help illegal immigrants vote in elections.

Dromm stated, “We haven’t determined that yet but it’s a possibility that may be a way that we can have people, for the first time, when they come in to vote, if their non-residents, non-citizens, that may be a way that we could do it.”

Why would Democrats want to give voting rights to illegal immigrants?

Perhaps Obama crony Eliseo Medina has the best look into the mindset of liberal lawmakers when it comes to immigration laws, or the lack thereof.

Medina previously served as a member of Obama’s National Latino Advisory Council and as honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.  As such, he used the platform of an America’s Future Now! Conference in 2009 to outline a plan for long-term Democrat rule through blanket amnesty.

“We reform the immigration laws; it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. If we have eight million new voters who care about, and will be voting, we will be creating a governing coalition for the long term.”

Rest assured, Democrats won’t stop with municipal IDs in their pursuit of “a governing coalition for the long term.”


Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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