New bill could give illegal aliens voting rights in New York City

by Carl Campanile  |  published on February 23, 2016

New legislation is being pushed that would give illegal aliens the right to vote in New York City’s 2017 elections for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and City Council, The Post has learned.

The proposal — which is winning support from the city’s black and Hispanic activists — was recently discussed at a Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event in Albany.

“We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” said Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, which is part of a coalition of immigration-rights groups campaigning for the bill. She said it is expected to be introduced this spring.

There are an estimated 1.3 million noncitizen residents in the city, about 500,000 of whom are undocumented. Neither the documented green-card holders nor the illegal aliens are allowed to vote.

Queens Councilman Dan Dromm submitted legislation several years ago to extend voting rights to “lawful residents” — noncitizens with green cards. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was a co-sponsor of the bill, which has never been put up for a vote.

  • Todd Alfonsi

    A President that quietly fly’s Illegals in from other countries, never been done before on this magnitude, and putting them on welfare,ebt,job assistance, is clearly assainating America. And should have been removed him self, not impeached but removed, he clearly is mentally UN stable.

  • Todd Alfonsi

    It won’t pass, THE. LAW is you have to be a LEGAL citizen to vote, always has and will be.Another desperate attempt coming from Illegals who are on their way out, I only worry that they kick out enough to make a difference.

  • Godsdesire

    No state official, no state legislature should be able or possess the authority to supersede the U.S. Constitution. Natural born and naturalized citizens only are to vote for our elected officials. Even states do not have “state rights” to create opposing law to the U.S. Constitution unless that right is expressly stated in the U.S. Constitution.

  • solog

    Why would we even think about that….are politicians that desperate….we are making permanent decisions for temporary circumstances…..peeps just need to do what is right and ethical if that even exists anymore….

  • IPeters

    I must admit that watching the NY elections a few years ago from another state, but having been a former New Yorker, I said then that the people of New York, while staunchly Democratic, were smarter than that and would NEVER elect Hilary as their Senator. I just KNEW they would see right through her for the criminal and phony she has always been. Well, I was wrong! They did, indeed, elect her as their representative! I admit that I was stunned! Now, this latest proposal to give illegals the right to vote — what a total TRAVESTY and BETRAYAL of our Constitution that would be!!! I have no problem giving them the right to vote — AFTER they have earned their citizenship! They are in this country because they CHOOSE to be here, because they want OUR way of life rather than what they had in their own country! Then let them EARN their citizenship the same way our ancesters did – by working for it! THEN they would have the right to vote!

  • The Redhawk

    I bet tat these NON English Speaking or Reading TROLLS will be Given Pre Printed X BOXES to vote only for the (D)eranged candidates of the (P)rogressive Retards Party only….Seems like another DEBLASIO DUMBASS POLICY from this SUPER TURD


    These politicians have their brains in their back side. People better learn how to vote.

  • ohmama

    Letting the illegals vote undermines the integrity of the entire Democratic election system. The credibility of the voting system won’t be worth a plug nickel. This is not what our founding fathers intended.

  • rayser711

    This country is in bad shape when these kinds of things happen.
    Politicians in action……And this is what they do !

    TRUMP 2016 to save America !

    • ohmama

      Oh, get real. Donald Trump is no God, no savior, and no miracle worker. I don’t trust Donald Trump any further than I can throw him.

      Donald Trump has recently said he would allow the current illegals to stay.

      • rayser711

        He’d do more than the A-holes we got now….That’s for sure !

      • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988


        ‘ohmama’ wrote:

        “Donald Trump has recently said he would allow the current illegals to stay.”

        “Staying” and “Voting” are two completely different issues, ‘ohmama.’

  • HowardandJoy GibsonFamily

    Oh! Brother. we go! Illegal immigrants come to America to get free food and housing, children go to school with out parents paying taxes..Medicaid free. And Americans have to be in the correct school district. .school buses stop right at their door for school and dropping children off…my children had to walk a block, stand in the cold and rain at the corner! Do you ever think this is wrong and we might be giving a little too much?

  • Jmanjo

    What a joke being pulled on the qualified voters of New York. If these people are identifiable and illegally here with expired or fraudulent credentials they need to be deported not rewarded. The courage and stamina of New Yorkers is undeniable but their ability to elect representatives with any common sense seems to be in jeopardy! Sounds like the proposing politician needs some mental counseling.

    • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988

      Several examples of NY voters’ inability “to elect representatives with any common sense”:

      Andrew Mark “NY unSAFE Act” Cuomo
      Hillary Diane Rodham “I wiped my email server with a rag” Clinton
      Charles Ellis “Chucky the Cereal Killer” Schumer

      Feel free to add your own examples. 🙂

  • Dick

    Sick bastards

  • Karll

    NYC, CHICAGO, LA…..all democrat-run **** holes.

  • Kent2012

    why not the communist scum aholes that have infected NYC as well as other cities around the country already give the criminals driver licenses, welfare handouts, and no “free” return to their homeland…the clowns in the democrapo party are really struggling to increase the democrapo voter rolls…

    • carpkiller

      Thats exactly what the goal is.

      • The Redhawk

        WONDER how happy those JACKA-SSES that Voted for the DUMBASS are to day??

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