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On Illegal Immigrants Voting in November’s Election

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Will illegal immigrants be voting in November’s presidential election?

The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database has tallied over 1,500 proven instances of voter fraud, including almost 1,300 criminal convictions and 26 judicial findings on the matter. A sizeable number of these cases involved voting by individuals who are not U.S. citizens.

However, the question is not whether illegal immigrants vote in United States elections but how many do—and more importantly, whether their collective efforts are enough to influence the outcome on election day.

According to detailed estimates, the Biden administration has overseen the import of a record 10 million illegal immigrants since 2021, vastly increasing the likelihood of a skewed result this November.

Additionally, the New York Post reported earlier this month that “welfare offices and other agencies in 49 US states are providing voter registration forms to migrants without requiring proof of citizenship.”

The exposé warned:

Every state but Arizona—which recently passed a law barring the practice on state but not federal forms—gives applicants for either welfare benefits, driver’s licenses, or in some cases, mail-in ballots voter registration forms without demanding proof of citizenship.

There is currently no requirement on federal voting forms to provide proof of US citizenship, though it is illegal to falsely claim one is a citizen or for a non-citizen to cast a ballot in a federal election.

But millions of migrants with humanitarian parole, refugee or asylum status are eligible for benefits that would bring them to the offices where voter registration takes place.

Under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), states are required to register voters at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and similar offices where people apply for public benefits, and those offices are in turn compelled by federal law to provide voter registration forms to such applicants.

“If an applicant attests that they are a US citizen,” reports the Post, “that is considered valid on its face and the person is registered to vote.”

In response to this status quo, America First Legal (AFL) sent letters to the chief election officials, governors, and attorneys general of all 50 states, detailing how existing law can be used to prevent election interference from non-citizens and other foreign actors.

“Given the unprecedented amount of illegal immigration that the United States has experienced since January 20, 2021 under Joe Biden—with millions upon millions of illegal aliens coming into the interior of the United States—and widespread concerns about the presence of aliens on voter rolls, the time is now for responsible election officials to do everything that they can under existing law to protect the integrity of upcoming elections,” AFL explained.

Included in AFL’s correspondence with state leaders was an emergency action plan highlighting two federal statutes—8 U.S.C. § 1644 and 8 U.S.C. § 1373(c)—that together empower the states to ask the Department of Homeland Security about the citizenship status of presently registered voters.

“States and localities should submit requests to DHS to verify the citizenship or immigration status of registered voters on voter rolls where there are any reliable indicators that a voter may not be a U.S. citizen,” explains AFL.

“States must act swiftly to ensure that only citizens vote in this fall’s elections,” said America First Legal Executive Director Gene Hamilton.

It goes without saying that only U.S. citizens should vote in U.S. elections. The right to vote is a fundamental aspect of national sovereignty and crucial to the survival of the American republic.

Allowing only citizens to vote ensures that those making decisions about the nation’s laws, policies, and leadership have a vested interest in its well-being and future. American citizens have a direct stake in their nation’s prosperity, security, and governance, having lived under its laws and contributed to its society.

Guarding the integrity of the ballot box ensures that the outcome of an election reflects the will and interests of America’s people and upholds the founding principles of a government of, by, and for the people.

We might live in a divided America, but election integrity should surely be something every American can agree upon.

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