Why should ‘undocumented’ be allowed to vote?
September 02, 2014 12:00 AM | 623 views | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

An article in the Sunday (Aug. 24) New York Times addresses who can legally vote and on what levels. A similar article, much less wordy but still spot on, appeared in Monday’s edition (Aug. 25) of the MDJ.

Basically, people in Arizona and Kansas are affected as the issue now stands. Only folks who can prove citizenship may vote at all levels — local, district, state and federal. Those who cannot substantiate their legality may only vote for federal level candidates.

From my point of view — so far, so good. My question is, why allow undocumented people to vote at all?

As most of us in Georgia have already discovered, even getting a driver’s license renewed works as a great sieve for sifting out individuals who do not deserve to be here.

The rules in play in the two states mentioned, Arizona and Kansas, are now under consideration in a number of other states, including Georgia.

Bottom line: we should do everything in our power to see that our representatives are individuals with legal credentials supporting valid citizens.

People whose only stake in coming illegally into the U.S. of America is to make money should go home!

Melissa B. Anderson

Marietta

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Papermill gal
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September 04, 2014
According to ICE, 85,000 illegal alien "children" have been apprehended in the US in 2014.

According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, 37,477 of those illegals have been placed with sponsor families this year (or shipped off to various communities who likely weren't prepared to handle the influx).

Question is, where are the other 47,000 illegal aliens? The government apparently has no idea.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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September 03, 2014
Let's stop the "PC Crap" shall we? Let's call those "undocumented" law-breakers what they really are: ILLEGAL & UNWANTED!
anonymous
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September 02, 2014
Melissa-

If you want to see a corruption of the American system, check out the changes to the voting law in Port Chester NY. That city has a large undocumented(sarcasm) population. No person of Hispanic ethnicity ever got elected. So, the DOJ found that the Hispanic civil rights were being violated, diluted was the word used.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2008/January/08_crt_047.html

"You have the power to award your six votes for the Board of Trustees as you wish: In the past, voters cast as many votes as there were seats up for election, but voters could only give one vote to each trustee candidate. With our new cumulative voting system, you have the power to cast your votes exactly as you wish, including casting more than one vote for your favorite trustee candidate."

So now you can cast your 6 votes for one candidate. A *&^*^ federal judge decided that having to vote, as in all other communities in America, with one vote for each candidate was not good enough for Port Chester.

Our public officials are in a race to sell America out.
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