A foreigner is defined a person who is not a citizen of the United States. Federal law has prohibited noncitizens from voting in federal election since the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act was passed in 1996. Punishment includes fines, imprisonment, inadmissibility, and deportation. Exempt from punishment is any noncitizen who, at the time of voting, had two natural or adoptive U.S. citizen parents, who began permanently living in the United States before turning 16 years old, and who reasonably believed that they were a citizen of the United States. Federal law…Read more
As citizens, only citizens of America, should be able to vote on what america chooses to do with american business.
However, foreigners' ability to vote allows for diversity in ideas and allows for support in the development of new American residents, which can help the American economy since foreigners statistically do the more challenging jobs in the US.
Foreigners should be able to vote because you can be considered a citizen after living a certain amount of years in America. So Foreigners don't necessarily mean random people from around the world who know nothing about U.S. Also, a variety of different people will help bring different perspectives and different examples to go by.
Voting is a right that comes with citizenship in the United States. It has been a hard-fought right for many groups and cannot be taken for granted. Foreigners for the most part already have the right to vote in their country of origin. If foreigners would like to vote in the United States they can apply to become naturalized citizens.
If you are not a citizen then why do you get the same rights, that would be like if we went over to a club we are not involved in and started trying to tell them what to do.
Foreigners should have the same rights as citizens because this situation is not as simple as going over to a club and changing things. They are living in the U.S. territory and know the situation, and have a understanding of what's happening. then they should be able to talk on it and vote on it. Because who ever gets voted and whatever rules get passed affect them no matter what.
Foreigners have no right to elect an American President unless they are legal and present a valid voter I.D. If not, then one party will appeal more towards the foreigners to turn them into voters to win against the opposing party, thus making the beautiful system of American democracy ultimately useless.
No, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote
American issues and American policies should be determined by American citizens.
American citizens should not vote in Mexico, UK, or Canada.
Canadians, British, and Mexican citizens should not vote in the USA.
Your point is valid, and it's true that in most countries, only citizens have the right to vote. However, some countries, such as New Zealand and Uruguay, do allow non-citizens who are permanent residents to vote. These countries believe that those who contribute to society, pay taxes, and are affected by the decisions of the government should have a say in who governs them. Do you think there could be a middle ground, perhaps granting voting rights to foreigners after they've lived and contributed to the society for a certain number of years?
If too many foreigners get turned into voters for their chosen party, then there will be no secure border, which means a massive rise in drugs, human trafficking, and taxes, and would lead to the downfall of America. Voting is for Americans and legal citizens of America only.
Yes, anyone who pays taxes should have the right to vote
Paying tax shouldn't be the only requirement for vote. Foreigners pay tax so they can receive government services such as child education, etc. But if they are not U.S. citizens, they should not be allowed to vote.
Yes, but only after living in the country for 5 years
Yes, but only after living in the country for 10 years
Foreigners should not have the right to vote in US elections. They must have US citizenship. They are welcome to live here, but if they want a say in how things are run, they must commit to our country by having citizenship. Not having US citizenship will create a conflict of interest when voting.
I believe that a person should only be able to vote if they have a U.S. citizenship, regardless of how long they live in the U.S. If you wish to make decisions for the citizens, then you must be a legalized citizen.
Yes, but they should only be allowed to vote in local elections
If they came here illegally they shouldn't be allowed to vote at all because they shouldn't be here in the first place. If they wanted to vote then they should have come here legally. If they couldn't get here legally then they shouldn't be here.
Yes, but they should not be allowed to vote in local elections
Foreigners are not americans. There should be no place in America where they have a say in how americans live
Agreed. What other country on the planet would allow a U.S. citizen to enter their country and choose their leaders for them? Self-determination is exactly that: SELF-determination. Not other-determination.
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