Democrats preparing bill to allow 1M migrants to vote if they live in New York for more than 30 days
The New York City Council intends to grant nearly 1 million immigrants the right to vote in elections if they have the proper paperwork and live in the city for more than 30 days.
Democrats hope to bring the law into effect by December 9th.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D), who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood, told, according to Breitbart.
51-member panel have joined forces to deliver a veto-proof majority that will provide more than 800,000 non-citizens on green cards, visas, and work permits the opportunity to vote in city elections.
In addition to the 800 thousand, about 250 thousand citizens of the Dominican Republic and China will also receive the right to vote.
Newly elected Mayor Eric Adams (D) is delighted that 1 million non-Americans will influence US domestic politics. At the same time, the outgoing mayor of New York says that this bill is illegal.
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