FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018
New York, New York - In the wake of actions in San Francisco yesterday to allow non-citizens to vote in local school elections, U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform) pledged to pass federal legislation to prohibit the practice.
“The right to vote is sacred and without it all others are rendered meaningless, but it must be reserved for our citizens,” said Farley.
The trend of extending voting rights to undocumented immigrants and non-citizens has been gaining momentum nationally with the radical left, having been approved in Chicago and several other cities in Maryland and Massachusetts. In New York, State Senator Gustavo Rivera has sponsored legislation, “New York Is Home Act," that would grant undocumented immigrants the right to vote in local and state elections.
“It is fundamental that we safeguard the right to vote. Citizenship is not alocality-by-locality issue -- it is an American issue and should be decided by Congress,” said Farley.
Farley also expressed concern that the San Francisco measure devalues the hard work and commitment shown by so many immigrants who go through the naturalization process to become legal citizens.
“It is a slap in the face to law-abiding immigrants, who follow the laws and take the necessary steps to become citizens earning the right to vote. Ultimately, measures like those in San Francisco act as disincentives to follow the law,” added Farley.
Farley concluded, “New Yorkers deserve comprehensive immigration reform, starting with a secure border which includes a commitment to ending MS-13's reign of terror.”
Chele Farley is an outsider with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She is the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Farley lives in New York City with her husband Richard and their three sons. For more information about U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, please visit www.CheleFarleyforSenate.com.