Obama Amnesty Creates Loophole for Illegal Immigrants to Vote in Elections

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, February 12, 2015

President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.

While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

Anyone registering to vote attests that he or she is a citizen, but Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said mass registration drives often aren’t able to give due attention to that part, and so illegal immigrants will still get through.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach said even some motor vehicle bureau workers automatically ask customers if they want to register to vote, which some noncitizens in the past have cited as their reason for breaking the law to register.

“It’s a guarantee it will happen,” Mr. Kobach said.


The hearing was the latest GOP effort to dent Mr. Obama’s executive action, announced in November, which grants tentative legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million illegal immigrant parents whose children are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The president also expanded a 2012 policy for so-called Dreamers, or illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, granting them tentative legal status and work permits as well.

Republicans say there are a host of unintended consequences, including the chances of illegal voting, a perverse incentive created by Obamacare that would make newly legalized workers more attractive to some businesses than American workers and complications with the tax code.

The newly legalized workers can apply for back refunds from the IRS even for years when they didn’t file their taxes, agency Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday.


Only four states require proof of citizenship before someone registers to vote, Mr. Kobach said. And even in those states, the federal government offers voter registration cards that don’t require proof of citizenship, giving determined illegal immigrants a way to circumvent checks.

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  • And if you don’t think illegal aliens haven’t been voting for quite some time, I have a bridge to Mexico I want to sell you.

  • Sloppo

    I was in Mexico one time and they didn’t let me vote in their elections. I wonder why they’re so hateful.

    • Really? I suggest you gather a group of Mexican supporters and demand that the Mexican government allows you to vote! After all, it’s your ‘right’ and ‘no one is illegal.’ And while you’re at it, you can also demand that they provide you an array of free government assistance programs.

      Remember, just keep telling them that ‘no one is illegal.’ Don’t worry, they’ll cower to your every demand just like our American politicians do.

  • MekongDelta69

    Will AmRen voters get a ‘loophole’ so we can vote too?!

  • guest

    The politicians who claim that immigration makes our country stronger are really saying that illegal immigration makes the politicians’ political power stronger. Illegal immigration has done nothing good for our country, but the crooks in charge really don’t care as long as it fuels their political power.

  • Oh, I see that the Great Dispossession continues.

    You can rest assured that all those third-world amerindian peasant invaders who just walked past our unsecured borders (as an ‘act of love,’ of course) and onto the soil of our once great nation will definitely vote for smaller government, lower taxes, less government waste, and a reduction in welfare assistance programs.

    See, they’re practically republicans already!

  • dd121

    Obama seeks to overturn American civilization. It is the most monstrous criminal act against the American people ever perpetuated by a US president.

  • antiquesunlight

    “there are a host of unintended consequences”

    Unintended my foot.

  • Capn Dad

    Giving them a vote was what it was all about from the beginning. Once again Ovomit wins!

  • Wing-nut.

    Tisk… Tisk… Like they need a loophole to rig elections.

  • IstvanIN

    Universal suffrage taken to its absurd extreme.

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  • Earl P. Holt III

    The Corrupt Leftist Media would have us believe we are powerless: However, the Constitutional Amendment Process could reverse the catastrophe of Third World immigration to the United States:


    Section 1:
    On the day immediately following the legal and Constitutional Ratification of this Amendment, all legal Immigration by foreign nationals shall cease; Moreover, this Moratorium on Immigration shall remain in effect until overturned by the Constitutional Amendment Process.

    Section 2:
    No individual who has previously entered the United States illegally and without proper authorization after January 1st of the Year 2000, shall Ever become a legal U.S. Citizen under any circumstances other than pursuant to the Constitutional Amending

    This Amendment Shall be applied retroactively to overturn any Acts granting “Amnesty” or “Clemency” or any similar unilateral Executive Act not arising from the legal and Constitutional Act of a majority of Congress and which has been duly and properly signed into law by the President.

    Section 3:
    This Amendment hereby empowers every state with the Right and Authority to prevent invasions or incursions into their Sovereign Territories by Foreign Nationals or other Non-Citizens, and such authority shall include the use of Deadly Force;

    Moreover, such authority shall be “Co-Extensive” with the authority of the Federal Government over immigration, and a failure on the part of the Federal Government to act shall not preclude enforcement by any individual Sovereign State;

    Nor must border enforcement by any state require any form of cooperation or approval by any Federal authorities of any kind.

    Section 4:
    Every state is hereby empowered to engage in Asset Forfeiture against illegal aliens residing in the United States; Moreover, such seized resources shall be used to engage in border enforcement, as well as to process the Repatriation to their nations of origin, of all those individuals residing in the U.S. illegally.

    Section 5:
    Neither so-called “Anchor Babies” nor their families may become legally recognized citizens, nor shall the coincidence of their birth in the United States give them any Rights, Privileges or Immunities over any other applicants applying for Citizenship to the United States.

    Section 6:
    Charitable and Religious organizations which harbor illegal aliens shall lose their Tax-Exempt status; Moreover, organizations and individuals harboring such illegal foreign nationals shall be liable for Civil and Criminal penalties arising from the expenditure of resources involved in the processing, incarcerating, housing, health care or repatriation of those so harbored.

    • Capn Dad

      Wow. I am astounded at the morality and righteousness of such an amendment. Having said that…..ain’t never gonna happen.

      • newscomments70

        That was said about every revolution in history, before it happened.

        • Capn Dad

          A Constitutional Amendment is one thing….a revolution quite another. I am quite sure the latter would precede the former. Probably much easier to start a revolution than get an amendment through Congress….and probably much more effective!

          • newscomments70

            Let me add that we have the internet now. The past revolutions only had very crude communications systems, often just word of mouth. Tens of millions of us feel this way, something has to happen.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Make certain you have brought your concerns to your state legislators, and insist that they introduce such an Amendment…

        • Capn Dad

          There’s a big difference between revolution and a Constitutional Amendment.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        What if it were introduced in state legislatures? I think it would sweep through them like a prairie fire…

  • WR_the_realist

    I’m sure that was the main reason for the amnesty. The Democrats are absolutely shameless about voting in a new electorate when the electorate doesn’t vote for them.

  • Paleoconn

    Universal suffrage = White suffering