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pwaldo
12-14-2011, 07:11 PM
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/politics/new-haven-asks-state-to-allow-non-citizens-to-vote


New Haven Mayor John DeStefano says he will ask the state legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to vote in municipal elections.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano said Tuesday the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities.

Immigrants who are in the U.S. legally or illegally and may not vote now would still be unable to vote in state or federal elections.

DeStefano, a Democrat, said illegal immigrants pay taxes indirectly through rent and send their kids to New Haven schools and should be able to vote.

In 2007, New Haven approved a program providing municipal identification cards for all residents including illegal immigrants to provide access to services such as banking and the library.

texansrangerfan73
12-14-2011, 07:14 PM
WRONG illegals should not be allowed to vote in ANY but that's straight up my opinion.

andrewhoya
12-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Wouldn't this increase the number of illegals that get caught, resulting in a higher deportation rate?

duane1969
12-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Wouldn't this increase the number of illegals that get caught, resulting in a higher deportation rate?

No. They will not deport anyone from that state.

andrewhoya
12-14-2011, 07:41 PM
No. They will not deport anyone from that state.

Thought it was a different new haven. My fault

texansrangerfan73
12-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Wouldn't this increase the number of illegals that get caught, resulting in a higher deportation rate?

Could ba a hidden agenda or maybe that's my wishful thinking!!:rant:

gatorboymike
12-14-2011, 08:10 PM
The only thing they should have a vote on is which off-the-books eastern Asian prison camp they want to be sent to.