The Department of Elections in San Francisco on Monday issued voter registration for illegal aliens to allow them to vote for members of the city’s Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election.
Becoming California’s first city to allow non-American citizens to vote in local elections, Supervisor Norman Yee said, “We want to give immigrants the right to vote.”
[For the record, “immigrants” are people who come to America through the legal process, while “illegal aliens” sneak into the country.]
In order to vote, the illegal aliens must live in the city, be at least 18 years old and be the “parents, legal guardians or caregivers of children under the age of 19 who also reside in San Francisco,” ABC-7 reported.
“As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical that the voices of all parents are at the table particularly those that have historically been denied a voice in the process,” said Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer who represents District 1.
School Board member Matt Haney was the co-author of the resolution endorsing the measure. He says the school board was in full support of it.
“I think it’s critical that all of our families have a voice in the governance of our schools,” said Haney.
Not everyone agrees. Harmeet Dhillon is the Republican National Committeewoman from California. She says she voted against the measure in 2016.
“The reason I voted against it is that I think the right to vote is something that goes along with citizenship and should be,” said Dhillon.
Dhillon says the school board is already obligated to look out for the interests of all children in the system.
“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,” said Dhillon.