Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Richardson: Towns should have option to let illegal immigrants vote locally

The town's state representative said yesterday that cities and towns should have the option to grant illegal immigrants voting rights in local elections to draw them closer into their communities.

During the same Democratic party hearing, Richardson also supported issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and qualifying them for the in-state tuition rate that Massachusetts residents are charged to attend public higher education. The state charges a higher rate for students who come from outside Massachusetts.

I have to think that with the financial meltdown in this Town and State, such incredibly outlandish proposals will not make it to the platform. But if they do make it and are adopted by the Dem's this summer, the outcome in the 2010 election will be dramatically different than in 2008. Are any of you in favor of her proposals?