He’s a Democrat, need I say more? I’m not sure what part of “illegal” that our government, both federal and local, don’t understand. We are constantly told there is no way to send those who are here illegally back to their home countries, because we don’t know who they are or where they live. However, Mayor John DeStefano (D) seems to have a good idea of the details of those who live in and among his city– going so far as to lobby for their right to vote. What a slap in the face to the legal citizens of his city.
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.
DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Register reports.
The Register reports that 10,000 to 12,000 undocumented residents are believed to live in New Haven.
Immigrants who are in the U.S. legally or illegally and cannot 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.
New Haven made national headlines in 2007 when the city approved a program that provides municipal identification cards for all residents — including illegal immigrants — to provide access to services such as banking and the library.
This shows how desperate Democrats are to retain their power. Given the magnet welfare system that they have created that takes away and creates tremendous burden for the citizen taxpayers in order to reward illegal and criminal behavior, no wonder they want to give them rights to vote- as we know exactly HOW they will vote. Nobody would vote themselves out off a gravy train! I guess he’s gotten all the votes he can from the regional cemeteries and morgues, now he has to create a new avenue.