New York state Sen. Guestavo Rivera wants to pass legislation to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in local and state elections, Reuters reports.
In terms of the broad benefits available to non-citizens, this bill is the first of its kind in America.
The main objective of the New York Is Home Act, according to Rivera, is to integrate illegal immigrants, who are estranged from participation in civic, economic and political life. The legislation not only gives illegal immigrants the right to vote, but establishes a kind of second-tiered citizenship on a state level, in which illegal immigrants can apply for tuition assistance, health insurance and driver’s and professional licenses, among other benefits.
“It’s mind-boggling,” says Michael Olivas, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center who specializes in immigration law, according to Businessweek. “I don’t believe there’s ever been a serious attempt to codify so many benefits and opportunities.”
But Rivera is confident that his model is right for New York, and right as a model for the rest of the country, although he admits that the bill “certainly will not pass this session,” comparing it to the development of same-sex marriage legislation.
According to the language in the bill, so long as non-citizens can demonstrate that they have lived and paid taxes in New York for three years, they are eligible for the broad spectrum of benefits available under the legislation.
How does one stop this, I am just an ordinary citizen? There are a lot of ordinary citizens in America. Do your part, on election day, vote, every single office, Republican. Let it be known to every Democrat, you support this party, you will loose. Now, it is more important then ever as Obama and the Democrats do everything they can to give this country away to those who, for their main focus, is to turn over American soveighty to a foreign third-party organization, aka...the UN.
So much ignorance , arrogance and complacency !
What is it that Politicians don't understand about "Illegal"? Why should anyone, but a citizen, vote for other Legal Citizens to conduct business that has a great influence on the future of this Country. Illegals have no concerns about what happens to this Country as they do not plan to stay here more than it takes to suck it dry. Hell, laws exist that make it illegal to support illegal aliens, and they should be enforced.
Only a legal citizen of this country has the right to vote. Period! This whole illegal invasion is a hideous nightmare and must be stopped.
Welcome to Obama's transforming the greatest country on earth.
That is the reason the demonRATS brought them into the country.
We need to add an amendment so Just thinking this way gets you thrown out of the country! Here's your sign!