Boston is looking into allowing illegal aliens vote… WTH?
Proponents say the proposal shouldn’t be as controversial as some of the immediate public feedback would suggest. From the country’s founding up until the 1920s, 40 states and federal territories allowed non-citizens to vote. But skeptics say it would undermine the inherent value of U.S. citizenship — and could potentially even put some immigrants at risk, Boston News reports
“The right to vote is a privilege reserved for U.S. citizens, the right to vote is a unique characteristic and privilege reserved for those individuals who have gone through the extensive citizenship application process.” ~ Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn
Campbell’s order for a hearing says Boston has more than 190,000 foreign-born residents, which represents 28 percent of the city population.
“This is an opportunity for us to say, ‘No, we stand with you, we’re listening to you, and we want you to be a part of some of these conversations,’” Campbell
In Massachusetts, the cities of Amherst, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton, and, Wayland have at certain points passed home-rule petitions to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. However, the moves require state lawmakers to pass legislation to actually take effect.
Illegal voting by non-citizen residents can be cause for criminal prosecution and/or deportation.
“Someone who has wrongly voted is forever barred from becoming a U.S. citizen. Since 2014, we have assisted over 4,400 immigrants to achieve citizenship in Massachusetts, and I’ve personally had to tell two immigrants who had in fact voted in a federal election that they were forever ineligible to become U.S. citizens.”
Illegal aliens are criminals that knowingly broke the law and they do not have the right nor the legal means which to vote in elections. Wake up America!
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.