Democrat to Give Illegal Immigrants Right to Vote

A New York Democrat is pushing hard to get illegal aliens in New York the right to vote. State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-NY) believes that an injustice is being done by not granting the rights of citizenship to the millions of illegals living in New York.

A New York lawmaker wants to grant many of the rights of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen residents, including the right to vote in local and state elections, under a bill introduced on Monday.

The New York Is Home Act is the first bill in the United States that would provide such broad rights to non-citizens who can show they have lived and paid taxes in New York for at least three years, according to the bill’s sponsor, state Senator Gustavo Rivera.

“Nearly 3 million people in the state of New York currently reside here and make New York their home, but can’t fully participate in civic, political, and economic life,” Rivera, a Democrat who represents the Bronx in New York City, said in a telephone interview.

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He described the bill as a response to the stagnation of immigration reform efforts in the U.S. Congress.

“With failure at the national level on comprehensive immigration reform, the question we have asked is what can states do?” he said.

illegalsWhat Rivera and other liberals (both Democrat and Republican) seem to be failing to grasp is that these immigrants are here illegally. Illegally immigrating into a nation is a crime in every nation in the world… because if we simply allowed every immigrant who wanted to come, we’d quickly be overrun economically. So we’ve written laws to guide the immigration process and millions of people the world over apply legally for immigration every year.

However, these law abiding citizens are forced to wait ever longer because of the millions of illegal immigrants who choose to avoid the legal process all together and simply break our laws in gaining entry into the country.

Illegal immigration hurts our nation. Illegal immigration hurts the hundreds of thousands of people who want come here legally. Illegal immigration is ILLEGAL for a reason… it negatively affects our nation and our people.

Sure, there are stories about good, hardworking illegal aliens. There are probably millions of such stories… but there are also millions of stories of how illegal immigration is hurting our nation economically, socially and politically.

One last point – State Senator Rivera should be stripped of his job as state Senator. By standing against the laws of the nation and the laws of his state he is tacitly supporting illegal activity. Not only is he supporting law breaking, he is actively promoting it by demanding that illegal aliens be afforded the same rights and privileges as American citizens. Senator Rivera is aiding and abetting ongoing criminal activity, and he should be in prison.

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