A authorized immigrant is pushing back on New York City for considering granting voting rights to reportedly 800,000 non-citizens in the Big Apple, arguing that being an American citizen is a “blessing” and solely residents ought to have the capability to partake in elections.
Mayra Flores, Mexican immigrant and congressional candidate in south Texas, joined “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday to debate the invoice, arguing its passage would dis-incentivize immigrants from pursuing the correct authorized channels to return to America.
NYC MAY SOON LET 800,000 NON-US CITIZENS VOTE
“We want to encourage people to come here the legal way… you don’t have to go through this horrible journey where you’re putting your life at risk and having to pay the criminal organizations in Tamaulipas and the southern border thousands of dollars,” Flores defined.
Flores, who got here the United States when she was six years previous, additionally famous the Hispanic group will not be supportive of this measure, which might grant voting privileges to immigrants with a inexperienced card or work authorization.
“They believe that only American citizens should be able to vote even at the local level,” Flores acknowledged. “Here in South Texas, my district is 91 percent Hispanic, and the people that I spoke with yesterday disagreed. They said only American citizens should be able to vote even at the local level.”
Incoming mayor Eric Adams has voiced his assist for the measure, regardless of his predecessor Mayor Bill de Blasio questioning the legality of laws and the precedent it units for citizenship.
“As a legal immigrant myself that became an American citizen… I just believe that being an American citizen is a privilege [and] is a blessing that only Americans should be able to vote in this country,” Flores acknowledged in response.
“In Mexico, where I’m from, you have to have a voter ID and you must be a citizen of Mexico to vote,” Flores continued.
“This is a horrible idea and it sends the wrong message…. We want to encourage people to become American citizens, and these people will not see the value of it if we’re allowing… them to vote.”
If handed, the measure would enable these eligible to take part in municipal elections for these residing in the Big Apple for a minimum of 30 days earlier than the election.
The metropolis council is predicted to vote on the laws in December.
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