Let Them Become Citizens

A bill has been introduced in Maine, LD 1195, would allow non-US citizens the right to vote in local elections. No surprise the bill is sponsored by two Democrats, Sen. Justin Alfond of Portland and Rep. Brian Bolduc of Auburn.

If a person is here legally and they want to be part of our government process then let them become citizens. Otherwise they can just accept what this country is offering them and enjoy it. At least one person representing a group of  immigrants in Maine has spoken out against the bill:

“Mohamud Barre, president of the Somali Culture and Development Association of Maine, said he’s concerned that many immigrants aren’t informed enough to vote.

“They don’t know what’s going on, they don’t speak English,” said Barre, who is originally from Somalia.”

National Review has posted on this too.

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