Federal Judge Refuses to Block Citizenship Checks in Three States

A federal  judge on Wednesday refused to grant a preliminary injunction sought by a coalition of voting rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in litigation over voter-citizenship checks.

At issue was a requirement in Kansas, Alabama, and Georgia that individuals registering to vote must provide proof of citizenship. The League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and the Obama Justice Department had sued Brian Newby, the U.S. elections official who changed the proof-of-citizenship requirements on the federal registration form at the request of the three states.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's ruling allows Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to demand that their residents submit proof of citizenship before signing up to vote even if they’re using the federal government’s registration forms.

The voting rights groups and the Obama administration had tried to halt the practice, arguing that federal law doesn’t require an extensive citizenship check when people register to vote, and saying the three states were imposing an extra burden on voters.

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I know for a fact that Mexican non-citizens vote in Arizona.  It is outrageous to me that this practice is allowed.  I confronted one such gentleman about the fact that non citizens had no right to vote as per our constitution and was told they vote all the time.  It makes my blood boil.  Couple that with the fact that dead people also vote makes it easy to understand why this country is in so much trouble.  One should be required to show more than a driver's license and a copy of a utility bill to vote. Voter registration cards should not be handed out without proof of citizenship being verified.  What part of that is so difficult to understand?

It isn't difficult to understand and I agree with you.  Here in my State of UT, I am sure we have many vote that shouldn't.  I vote by mail and just needed to register by mail.  They asked for my license and also my SS# and will check it out but there has to be a way besides driver's license & SS# for people to register so that we know if they are legal or not.  I can understand your anger because it makes me angry too.  I would be willing to show my birth certificate and it may come to that but like we have learned everything can be copied and look official. Something needs to change.

How does it not make sense to prove you're a citizen when registering to vote. It's not legal for non-citizens to vote. Obama is a joke!

But what a HORRIBLE joke!

I am with you on that one, not only a joke he is a moron

JJR

I don't think anything obama has done since he took office is joke. It is deadly serious!  Yes I understand the jest of your comment!

have a good one.  

You are right it's not a joke we have to take it seriously

SORRY!!!!!  I mis-read it!

Randall, this judge said they need to be citizens and prove that they are before they can vote.

Sorry!  I mis-read it!  This must have made Obumbum happy.... NOT!

Well as they say above it isn't very well written so you aren't the only one.  I had to read it carefully but however it is written, I am happy at least one Judge gets it.

Maybe he can pass it on???!!!

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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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