Boston weighs giving legal, non-U.S. citizens voting rights

Boston weighs giving legal, non-U.S. citizens voting rights

[Ed. – The ploy, whose intended goal is to manufacture more Democratic voters, is not quite as offensive as extending the vote to illegal aliens, but it’s still unconstitutional.]

Non-U.S. 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.

That could include legal permanent residents, visa holders and those on Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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Campbell’s order for a hearing says Boston has more than 190,000 foreign-born residents, which represents 28 percent of the city population.

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