By: Diane Benjamin
Governing should not be based on “feelings”, that’s why we have laws. The local rag tried to make laws immaterial by profiling a family brought here to work for State Farm. State Farm doesn’t need them anymore, so their visas are expiring. They have two choices: 1) go home 2) find another company who will sponsor them, even if it means moving.
Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor, wants his illegals to vote!
See this Chicago Tribune story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-municipal-id-vote-20180216-story.html
“The Illinois Election Code requires the Board of Elections to accept current, valid photo identification cards and other local governmental documentation that includes an individual’s name and address, as proof of identity and residency,” Valencia’s letter reads in part. “The CityKey fits both of these requirements.”
Most aldermen voted in favor of the program, which is viewed in City Hall circles as a way for Emanuel to boost his standing with Hispanic voters and immigrant rights supporters as he preps a 2019 re-election bid.
City Council Latino Caucus Chairman Ald. Gilbert Villegas said he doesn’t foresee the municipal ID leading to widespread fraud.
“It’s not changing the state law, and there’s nothing stopping someone from getting a fake ID now and going to try to vote,” said Villegas, 36th.
Valencia’s letter notes that voters currently aren’t required to prove they are American citizens under state law. They simply must attest to their citizenship.
If a local Welcoming Ordinance ever passes, is this next?
More governing by feelings will demand it.