A Maryland city voted to ALLOW ILLEGAL ALIENS noncitizens, voting rights.
With a tie-breaking vote from the mayor, the City Council in College Park approved the measure to allow undocumented immigrants, student visa holders and residents with green cards to vote in local elections, The Washington Post reports.Several other cities in Maryland already allow noncitizens to vote locally. Chicago and San Francisco also offer limited noncitizen voting. The trend runs counter to the anti-immigration sentiment in many areas of the country, but supporters say residents of cities and towns should have a say in how their government operates, whether they are citizens or not.Noncitizen voting is also legal in two other cities in Prince Georges County—Hyattsville and Mount Rainier—as well as the neighboring Montgomery County cities of Takoma Park, Barnesville, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, Martin’s Additions and Somerset.
Noncitizens are still barred from voting in federal and statewide elections, but municipalities have discretion to override that on a local level. Chicago, for example, allows noncitizens to vote in local school council elections, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. And San Francisco voted last November to allow noncitizens—even the undocumented—to vote in school board elections if they have children in the school district. http://www.newsweek.com/immigrants-are-getting-right-vote-cities-across-america-664467?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_page#179579992058788-fp1520317840833