Immigration loophole will make it ridiculously easy for illegal aliens to register to vote

Good news for all you illegal aliens out there who have a hankering to break the law - again. It's not enough that you entered the US on the sly, don't pay taxes, use precious social resources that should be reserved for citizens and legal immigrants - now you will have the opportunity to vote illegally.

State officials told a congressional hearing about a loophole in President Obama's immigration executive orders that will make it impossible to prevent people in the US illegally from registering to vote and casting an illegal ballot.

Washington Times:

President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.

While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

Anyone registering to vote attests that he or she is a citizen, but Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said mass registration drives often aren’t able to give due attention to that part, and so illegal immigrants will still get through.Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach said even some motor vehicle bureau workers automatically ask customers if they want to register to vote, which some noncitizens in the past have cited as their reason for breaking the law to register.

“It’s a guarantee it will happen,” Mr. Kobach said.

Democrats disputed that it was an issue at all, saying Mr. Obama’s new policy, which could apply to more than 4 million illegal immigrants, doesn’t change anything in state or federal law.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s nonvoting member of Congress, accused Republicans of an effort at voter suppression.

“The president’s executive order gives immigrants the right to stay — immigrants who have been here for years, immigrants who have been working hard and whose labor we have needed,” Ms. Norton said. “The Republicans may want to go down in history as the party who tried once again 100 years later to nullify the right to vote. Well, I am here to say they shall not succeed.”

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts Democrat, said he doubted illegal immigrants would risk running afoul of the law — which could get them deported — just to be an insignificant part of an election.

The Democrats don't have a case which is why they are namecalling and not trying to argue the facts. And the idea that an illegal alien would be deterred from voting because it's illegal is absurd. Who's going to check? That was the thrust of the testimony by state officials, so apparently, Democrat Lynch wasn't paying attention.

I don't think 4 million illegals are going to vote. They will probably vote in similar numbers to citizens - about half in the general election and a quarter in mid terms. Still, one or two million more Democratic votes - especially in states where illegals concentrate - can easily tip a few elections.

These illegal votes will dilute the power of the vote of legal Americans. For the party that trumpets it's all for "fairness," how do they explain that?

 

Good news for all you illegal aliens out there who have a hankering to break the law - again. It's not enough that you entered the US on the sly, don't pay taxes, use precious social resources that should be reserved for citizens and legal immigrants - now you will have the opportunity to vote illegally.

State officials told a congressional hearing about a loophole in President Obama's immigration executive orders that will make it impossible to prevent people in the US illegally from registering to vote and casting an illegal ballot.

Washington Times:

President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.

While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

Anyone registering to vote attests that he or she is a citizen, but Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said mass registration drives often aren’t able to give due attention to that part, and so illegal immigrants will still get through.Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach said even some motor vehicle bureau workers automatically ask customers if they want to register to vote, which some noncitizens in the past have cited as their reason for breaking the law to register.

“It’s a guarantee it will happen,” Mr. Kobach said.

Democrats disputed that it was an issue at all, saying Mr. Obama’s new policy, which could apply to more than 4 million illegal immigrants, doesn’t change anything in state or federal law.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s nonvoting member of Congress, accused Republicans of an effort at voter suppression.

“The president’s executive order gives immigrants the right to stay — immigrants who have been here for years, immigrants who have been working hard and whose labor we have needed,” Ms. Norton said. “The Republicans may want to go down in history as the party who tried once again 100 years later to nullify the right to vote. Well, I am here to say they shall not succeed.”

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts Democrat, said he doubted illegal immigrants would risk running afoul of the law — which could get them deported — just to be an insignificant part of an election.

The Democrats don't have a case which is why they are namecalling and not trying to argue the facts. And the idea that an illegal alien would be deterred from voting because it's illegal is absurd. Who's going to check? That was the thrust of the testimony by state officials, so apparently, Democrat Lynch wasn't paying attention.

I don't think 4 million illegals are going to vote. They will probably vote in similar numbers to citizens - about half in the general election and a quarter in mid terms. Still, one or two million more Democratic votes - especially in states where illegals concentrate - can easily tip a few elections.

These illegal votes will dilute the power of the vote of legal Americans. For the party that trumpets it's all for "fairness," how do they explain that?