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San Francisco Allows Illegals to Vote in School Board Elections

San Francisco Allows Illegals to Vote in School Board Elections

In 2016, the city of San Francisco passed a ballot measure that allowed non-US citizens with children to vote in school board elections. This week, the city began registering undocumented immigrants and other non-citizens to vote in the November election for the city school board.

The policy is a “no-brainer,” said Hillary Ronen, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”

“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,” adds Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.

Parents should always have a voice when it comes to the education of their children, but the right to vote has long been a right reserved for US citizens only. 

The new voting policy, which expires in 2022, passed with 54% of the vote after two previous attempts failed. Similar policies have been approved in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts. 

In Boston, the City Council is currently considering a proposal that would allow non-citizens with legal status to vote in city elections. In Tacoma Park, MD, illegal immigrants are allowed to vote and to run for local office. 

“The right to vote is something that goes along with citizenship – and should be,” argues Harmeet Dhillon, a Republican National Committeewoman who voted against the San Francisco’s measure in 2016. 

Tied to this argument is the fact that a person’s voting registry in most cases cannot be concealed from the federal government. That means the new policy could be used by the federal government to track down illegal immigrants living in San Francisco. 

“I think in this case in particular, what is very risky is that we don’t know where this president will go,” says Fewer. “Are there risks involved? Absolutely. But quite frankly, there are risks involved for all of us with the Trump administration.”

At the same time, the new policy is a clear slap in the fact to the Trump Administration, which has sought to crack down on illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities. 

“Voting is paramount to having a choice. Seeing our families feel like they have to go into hiding, like they can’t have their concerns heard because of the attacks from the White House is something we want to stand firmly against,” argues Board of Education Vice President Stevon Cook. “This is part of an overall strategy that assures that families in our city, whether they’re citizens or not, they have a voice in the direction and future of our schools.” 

Editor’s note: For some reason, San Francisco feels the need to prove it is the most liberal city in America. And they don’t mind making fools of themselves doing it.

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  1. marlene

    Adding to the downgrading of the American education system. The common denominator of tests have degraded significantly. And this is why.

  2. Barron

    These people from California just don’t get it. They contend that all people should have the right to pick and choose who they want on the school boards and other positions just because they moved into that area, ILLEGALLY I might add. Does this also mean that if an illegal alien should just move in to their house that it’s OK and they should have a choice of bedrooms, what is for dinner, and where they can leave their car on the lawn? It appears to me that someone just doesn’t have the picture here. Does US Citizenship mean nothing to these people?

  3. John

    Does that mean Californians could vote in Mexico’s elections.

  4. R Alexander

    I moved out of California a year and a half ago! Thank God I finally put that state behind me!
    There is nothing good about that state, high taxes, high gasoline prices, rent is out of this world.
    Homelessness is rampart, it has a government that thinks that they have a blank check and can spend money on anything they want and the most important item is they’ve got Nancy P. Trying to run things! This woman is is a scab that that you want to scratch but don’t cause you don’t want to leave a scar!

  5. Ricky Alexander

    Only Morons and Idiots live in California, they have to be to put up with how that state spends their money!

  6. LMB

    The so called educational board needs to re-educated, if that’s possible! Talk about your morons running the ship!!!

  7. itaroors

    Ok. I use translate and will be good ok?

  8. ramboTug

    What have you been up to? I am fascinated about covid19. Can you talk about it? If the same thread is opened please redirect my post :). Thanks :).

    PS: I don’t know any people with covid and you? rambo 😀

  9. ramboTug

    What have you been up to? I am fascinated about covid19. Can you talk about it? If the same thread is opened please redirect my post :). Thanks :).
    I wrote once again – i cant see answer:)
    PS: I don’t know any people with covid and you? rambo 😀

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