BOSTON — Non-US citizens living in the country legally may one day be allowed to vote in Boston elections.
The City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday on the idea at the request of Council President Andrea Campbell. The council is considering ways to make city elections more inclusive, including allowing immigrants with legal status in the country the right to vote in municipal races.
State and federal law is clear that only citizens may vote.
This is such a bad idea; albeit a great idea to discourage foreign-born residents from becoming US citizens. It’s also a great way to say “you suckers” to those who spent their valuable time and hard-earned money to actually go through the process of becoming a citizen. This proposal is so disappointing!