The measure passed in 2016 by a vote of 54 to 46 percent, after failing two previous times.
The push to grant non-citizens a right to vote was spurred on as a resistance measure against President Trump, who has actually decided to enforce immigration laws.
State Assemblymember David Chiu wrote an op-ed in support of the measure prior to the third vote, saying “As Trumpist rhetoric continues to spew xenophobia, we have an obligation to stand up against that national tide and for inclusivity.”
Harmeet Dhillon, Republican National Committeewoman from California, disagrees, stating: “The reason I voted against it is that I think the right to vote is something that goes along with citizenship and should be,” she told ABC 7 News.
Dhillon added, “I don’t think that people who have otherwise tenuous ties to San Francisco given their lack of legal residence should be making long-term decisions about that structure and process.”
“Voting is a right, said one concerned resident, but it is also a privilege and there are standards for voting.”
The measure allowing non-citizens to vote in local San Francisco elections will expire in 2022 unless the Board of Supervisors adopts an ordinance allowing it to continue.
Hopefully, politicians aiding and abetting illegal immigration in sanctuary cities such as San Francisco will be in jail by then.
Source: The Politcal insider
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