Look, immigration is a good thing. It helps bring vitality to the economy (or at least it can). We are as they say a “nation of immigrants.” But we are also supposed to respect the rule of law. How, really, can there be any debate around allowing non-citizens the right to vote?
(From Rasmussen Reports)
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed allowing illegal immigrants to vote for mayor and other top city officials in New York City. But voters continue to strongly oppose allowing illegal immigrants to vote at all and adamantly reject a plan like de Blasio’s in their hometown.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of Likely U.S. Voters oppose letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19% favor such a proposal, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Sixty-seven percent (67%) say illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote even if they can prove that they live in this country and pay taxes. That’s up from 60% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in May of last year. Twenty-six percent (26%) still believe tax-paying illegal immigrants should be permitted to vote, down from 35%.