Washington, D.C. Passes Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Vote

Washington, D.C. city council passed a measure into law this week allowing illegals and other noncitizens the right to vote in local elections.

  • City officials in Washington, D.C. passed the “Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act” this week, giving noncitizens and illegal immigrants the right to vote.
  • The bill, introduced by council member Charles Allen, allows illegal aliens over the age of 18 the right to vote in local elections as long as they have lived in the nation’s capital for at least 30 days.
  • “This bill is in line with our D.C. values and this council’s history of expanding the right to vote and welcoming new voices into our political process and government,” Allen said. “Our immigrant neighbors of all statuses participate, contribute and care about our community in our city.”
  • Last month, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY), criticized the legislation.
  • “Voting is a pillar of American democracy and a constitutional right that undeniably needs to be protected and preserved for citizens of this country,” Comer said in a statement. “The D.C. Council’s reckless decision to allow non-U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants the right to vote in local elections is an attack on the foundation of this republic.”

“Noncitizens in Washington, DC, will now be allowed to vote in local elections. This is just the beginning of the insane plans Democrats want to pass,” Blackburn said.

  • The bill comes as the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Yuma, Arizona last week regarding the influx of illegals at the southern border.
  • Republicans slammed Democrats who did not attend the hearing, saying the move was “disappointing” but not “surprising.”
  • “It’s a shame that not one Democrat member of Congress would join us on this trip, despite having weeks of advance notice,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said.
  • Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said Border Patrol agents have captured over 1,000 illegal immigrants a day in the last few months. “Our southern border, against all public comfort statements out of Washington, D.C., is in the worst shape I have ever seen in my career,” he said during the hearing. “When one looks at Public Safety, National Security, and Humanitarian, our southern border can only be described as the largest crime scene in the country.”