New Haven Asks State to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote

NBC Connecticut, December 14, 2011

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.

DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Independent reports.

The Independent reports that New Haven has about 10,000 non-citizen immigrants.

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DeStefano, a Democrat, said illegal immigrants pay taxes indirectly through rent and send their kids to New Haven schools and should be able to vote.

New Haven made national headlines in 2007 when the city approved a program that provides municipal identification cards for all residents–including illegal immigrants–to provide access to services such as banking and the library.

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  • Robert

    Mayor John DeStefano of New Haven has been pandering to blacks and Hispanics his entire political career. He is the one who threw out the fireman’s test results because no Blacks or Hispanics passed only to have the Supreme Court reverse his actions.

    This liberal hub is also at the top of the list for black violent crime. It seems the more liberal the city, the less restrained blacks feel and the worse their behavior gets.

  • Anonymous

    Can I walk across the border illegally into ANY country on Earth, and demand – and receive – the right to vote in that country’s elections, on any level?

    This is so absurb I am speechless.

    Earlier today I was thinking, “This is how it all ends for America.” Then I saw this article.

  • pareto

    Sounds like a correct description of illegal aliens: “indirectly” pay taxes, and send their kids to taxpayer-funded schools. Figure about $15,000 per year, per kid, from the taxpayers, and figure about three kids per illegal alien household, and that means that any illegal alien household “indirectly” paying $45,000 per year or more in taxes is a net payer of taxes–which, in my book means that they deserve a vote. Wonder how many pay that much?

    Before Andrew Jackson, it was understood that only taxpayers should vote. Now, all the people are allowed to vote–if you let the Section 8 crowd vote, then why not the illegal aliens?

  • Question Diversity

    If this happens, then you can bet that these illegals won’t just vote in city elections. If you think the city’s voter rolls will be so “bigoted” as to note these illegals as such in order to clue the election judges in that they won’t get votes in ballots other than local, you’re only kidding yourself.

    Interesting that John DeLaRaza is using the taxes argument. Can we follow his logic and say that net tax recipients, welfare dependents, etc., shouldn’t be allowed to vote?

  • underdog

    Been there and done that before down South.

    http://goo.gl/KccCT

  • Lee

    The great irony is that these illegals will vote with their ethnicity as the primary consideration – often to the detriment of Mr. Delaraza and his children.

    I never will understand a father who will screw over his children for the sake of political correctness.

  • Boone

    My parents were chased out of New Haven by blacks in the 1960s. They might as well let illegals vote. There is nothing but Yale University and the black welfariate in New Haven now.

    No decent people live in New Haven.

    Heck, it might be good for those nice, white Yale professors to get more of a dose of the Black Run America they advocate for.

  • Anonymous

    What an outrage! Here is Mexico’s immigration law:

    http://goo.gl/9P6H

  • flyingtiger

    If this comes to pass, I will go to mexico and vote and travel the world and vote in every country. Have vote will travel.

  • WR the elder

    Democrats know that native born white people won’t vote for them. So they have to replace our votes with others any way they can.

  • The Great Unwashed

    Boone, There are no White Yale professors.

  • Vito Danelli

    Too bad we have such a spineless and politicalized US Justice Department – and it’s been that way with Janet Reno and Bush’s token Hispanic stooge Alberto Gonzales.

    It’s way past time to start using the word “TREASON” to describe this kissing-up to ethnic and racial minorities.

  • Anonymous

    New Haven is a hellhole. You know why.

  • Anonymous

    There is a certain mad logic to it. Maybe such caricatures will get the issue the attention it deserves. If this outrage re immigration thing is ignored long enough by the federal government, other than in token ways, a virtual revolt will have to occur.

  • Soprano Fan

    Just because an “illegal immigrant” pays taxes, does not give them the right to vote. How stupid is this mayor?

    When I got married in Talladega, Alabama in 2006, I went down to the Talladega County Courthose building and paid a $ 45 marriage license fee. Then, at Talladega Superspeedway, I purchased T-shirts there, upon which I paid the Alabama state sales tax. I didn’t demand that, because I paid fees and taxes in Alabama, that I vote in Talladega’s municipal elections. That would be ridiculous.

    Politics is indeed the last refuge of the scoundrel. It’s also becoming – along with the entertainment industry- the last refuge of the STUPID.

  • ice

    So far this year the city of New Haven has laid off at least 80 people from city government, which includes police, and the projected budget for 2012 indicates more public service jobs will hit the chopping block.

    I’m wondering how many of these illegals the Mayor is allowing to vote are on food stamps and welfare. I found no figures regarding payments to illegals, but surely most of them are on the public dole, since the job picture is pretty bad right now throughout the entire state, with the governor alleging a 3.4 billion shortfall in this last year’s budget.

    2012 is expected to be far worse.

    It’s curious that these illegals are being encouraged to stay.

    16 New Haven ,CT Police Officers Were Laid Off by Mayor John DeStefano

    http://tinyurl.com/d5o72dg

    POLICE MARCH ON CITY HALL: Schools lose 33 jobs; 49 city workers also laid off

    http://tinyurl.com/7eume6j

  • Anonymous

    One of my tenants is a waiter in a restaurant that has about 40 employees. There are only 7 White employees.

    The hispanics all make minimum wage except fo the cooks who make $12.00 per hour. They work 12 hours 6 days a week but get no overtime pay. In our state, more than 40 hours per week or 8 hours a day is time and a half over time. They don’t get the overtime because they are illegal and don’t complain.

    Each and every one lives in a very nice new section 8 or goverment housing development, spacious 3 bedroom places. They all get food stamps for the kids, totally free medical care, breakfast, lunch and after school snack at school, free breakfast and lunch in city parks during summer vacation, WIC coupons as soon as the pregnancy test comes back positive, and of course several thousand dollars every year in the earned income tax credit, about one thousand dollars per kid per year.

    BTW, they get free gas, water, electric and trash removal. Free cell phones too. Some in the govt housing get basic cable.

    They are also into every salvation army, police, fire department, church christmas present for poor children giveaway. They also line up at the free food pantries.

    He estimates that there are at least 60 to 70 anchor babies out of that one restaurant.

    The owner is sitting pretty. He pays minimum wage and the taxpayers fund a nice middle class lifestyle for his employees.

    About all they have to buy is cars, car expenses, clothes and recreation. Everything else is on the taxpayer.

    Meanwhile my almost 40 years old tenant lives in a studio with his old college roommate. He will never be able to marry, have children, own a home.

  • Anonymous

    To 6.41 pm.

    Perhaps not, but if you live in Pakistan it is quite easy to vote in British elections via postal voting without leaving that country. In fact, it is possible without even existing.

  • Wild Bill

    Why stop with the municipal elections?

    Lets go all the way and make them city council members and US Senators !!

  • Anonymous

    Might not be a bad idea to inundate New Haven with Hispanic immigrants. New Haven is a crime ridden black ghetto surrounding that bastion of Marxist, fascist White hating Yale University which adores blacks in spite of thousands of robberies, assaults, home invasions and rapes of its students and staff by their beloved New Haven blacks.

    Hispanic replacement of blacks brings the crime rate way, way down. In Los Angeles Hispanic replacement of blacks brought murders down to 1967 numbers although the city has twice the population it had in 1967.

    I don’t like American White race replacement genocide any more than anyone else on this site, but my motto is anything is better than blacks. At least whoever the Hispanics elect won’t fall to his knees and pour dust on his head when the reverends, new black panthers, and welfare mammas march on his office.

  • Dagworthy

    To the American Left, the United Nations Charter is more important than the U.S. Constitution. The typical president of an American university believes the mission of the university is to educate for “global citizenship.”

    Why do so many native-born members of Western Civilization want the end of Western Civilization?

  • Freyr

    Remember though: the less intra-ethnic violence a non White group has the more capacity they potentially have for inter-racial violence – that is, against us. The Mexicans are more peaceful? Have their act together at least a bit? Some good workers? All that makes them far more dangerous to us as a group than Blacks. The East Asians? Deadly – they have defeated Whites countless times through out the Ages.

  • Fritz

    I’m guess Mr DeStefano took an oath of office that included some sentence about upholding the constitution of the United States. He just advocated for and expressed intent to violate that oath and should be removed from office on those grounds alone.

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing but ballot box stuffing so his cronies can keep siphoning off local tax money into their pockets. New Haven is broke and they intend to pick the carcass clean.

  • Anonymous

    This is why the US is doomed for Whites. Our “leaders” have betrayed our trust for nothing other than pure greed and “job security” for themselves. There will be no place for the White middle class in the US. The ultra-rich will be able to flee the country easily when it descends into chaos after the “unrest” begins. Once the non-Whites realize they are in the majority in most US cities, the slaughter will begin. Just as it did in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and as it is happening in South Africa.

    It WILL happen unless Whites grow a pair and do what must be done.

    I am rather pessimistic in our chances of seeing any real White resistance. We will likely see just more meek submission when the time comes. Even after hordes of black and brown creatures start kicking in doors to rob, rape and murder all Whites in all neighborhoods, White liberals will still follow the Marxist party line of “we are all equal” and “fighting back would be racist” and thus…will offer their throats for cutting. They will offer their children, regardless of age, up for raping. Anything to appease the rampaging non-Whites and buy themselves a few more moments of “multicultural bliss”.