There can be no mistake that Democrats want to see as many illegal immigrants as humanely possible flow into the United States. Common sense and logic dictate that there’s no other answer as to why the Biden administration is allowing over 200,000 migrants a month to illegally enter the country.
With well over one million illegal immigrants having entered this year, and the total approaching two million, the question is why would this be a priority for the party?
Democrats seem hellbent on granting amnesty to those in the country illegally, with the belief that many of these unskilled migrants will vote blue, giving the party what would be a deciding influx of millions of new voters. It may be decades before they lose another national election. But some lack the patience for the political machinations to play out here and simply want to change the laws to allow non-citizens to vote.
One such politician is New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, the radical left Democrat who understands that holding the majority in a democracy equates to mob rule and says let’s get on with it.
Rodriguez wants to give non-citizens the right to vote in the city and his message to those who disagree, according to the New York Post, is to say if you don’t like it, you can move.
The newspaper said that Rodriguez “seeks to supersede state law and give green card and work visa holders the right to vote in local elections.”
“This is not about a favor, this is about taxation without representation,” Rodriguez said, perverting the founding of America.
An immigrant from the Dominican Republican said Americans who disagree should leave.
“If people have a problem with this, then they should move to another town or another country that has not been built by immigrants,” he said.
Democratic strongholds serve as sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, which assures that this demographic is well represented in these municipalities. In the Big Apple, the estimated undocumented population, according to some sources, hovers somewhere around a half million.
For now, the proposal is for legal permanent U.S. residents and those with work visas to vote in elections for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and city council members.
As for the probability of NYC pulling it off, the Post reported that 34 of 51 council members, enough to pass the measure, support it.
New York is not alone in considering such measures. Two cities in Vermont allow residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections, according to Reuters. In Maryland, nine cities allow noncitizens to vote in local or school board elections.
And there’s San Francisco, which allows illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to vote in local elections. The city of Richmond, a suburb of the Golden Gate City, is also considering such an action. And there are plenty more.
Reuters reported that “two towns in Massachusetts have passed resolutions in recent years calling for noncitizens to be allowed to vote locally,” with the state legislature yet to approve those changes. The news agency also noted that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and Illinois are considering legislation that would offer the vote to noncitizens for local elections, such as for city council or the school board.
Pacific Standard Magazine said in 2019 that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t bar non-citizens from voting, further claiming that they “used to vote regularly in America.”
Ironically, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who designated New York City a sanctuary city, not only questions the legality of allowing non-citizens to vote, but suggested that he may veto the bill, according to the Post.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers — including undocumented folks — but… I don’t believe it is legal,” he said Friday on his weekly WNYC appearance. “Our Law Department is very clear on this.”
Then again, he’s rumored to have his eyes on the governor’s mansion and does not want to offend more traditional rural voters in New York.
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