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Let's Keep All Elections Away from Illegal Immigrants

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Mark Vargas By Thursday, 16 February 2023 02:26 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Last Tuesday, State Sen. Celina Villanueva, D-Ill, 11th Dist., introduced legislation to allow illegal aliens to register to vote in Illinois school board elections.

The proposed legislation reads:

"The State Board of Education shall create a voter registration affidavit that shall be the exclusive means by which a noncitizen of the United States may register to vote in school board elections."

The legislation goes on to cite Article III Section 1 of the Illinois State Constitution, which provides that school board races are considered "non-State elections," and that illegal immigrants could vote in school board races because there is not a specific citizenship requirement for voting in such an election.

It’s not a coincidence that on the day Villanueva introduced the legislation, Gov. JB Pritzker, D, went on the attack during a press conference, calling Illinois-based conservative grassroots organizations that recruit and support local school board candidates' "racists" and "anti-LGBTQ" among other things.

“There are organizations that are anti-LGBTQ, that are racist, that are anti-Muslim, that are supporting candidates for these local [school] boards, and they’re trying to take over at a local level and build up candidates at the local level that they can then run for the state legislature.”

Democrats control the Illinois State Senate with a 40-19 supermajority, leaving Republicans irrelevant and voiceless on local and statewide matters.

Democrats also control every statewide office in Illinois as well as the supermajority in the Illinois House of Representatives — forcing Republicans to sit in the back of the room and away from where all the action is at.

To make matters worse, in the Illinois House, Democratic legislators are forced to go across the aisle and sit next to Republicans because all the desks are taken on the Democratic side of the chamber.

In September, Villanueva was a supporter of bussing of illegal immigrants to Chicago, a sanctuary city, from Texas, issuing a statement saying,

"I am thankful to live and work in a state that welcomes refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants who are protected by good policy.

"We will continue to work diligently to provide a safe space and necessary resources for those who have dealt with much uncertainty.

"Chicago is — and will continue to be — a welcoming safe haven to any person who needs such help."

In the past, Villanueva has sponsored legislation that supports illegal immigrants, including a bill that "bans state and local law enforcement officers from inquiring about anyone’s citizenship or immigration status or birthplace. . . "

And so it is no surprise that she is now sponsoring legislation that allows illegal immigrants to vote in Illinois school board races.

Roughy 16 cities in California, Maryland, New York and Vermont allow illegal aliens to vote in certain elections, including school board elections.

School board races are generating widespread attention throughout the country as liberal districts are promoting a sexual education curriculum that teaches young children about gender identity and hormone blockers — subjects completely inappropriate for children.

These same school districts are also teaching about critical race theory — a divisive concept that teaches about race superiority and that the United States is fundamentally a racist country, among other things.

All politics is local — and nothing is more important than upcoming school board races, because so much is at stake — including our children’s future.

There’s also a saying that elections have consequences — and as long as Democrats continue their monopoly on local and statewide elections in places like Illinois, we’ll continue to see an erosion of traditional conservative family values.

Mark Vargas currently hosts a radio show, "Mark My Words with Mark Vargas" on AM 560 The Answer. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markavargas. Read Mark Vargas' Reports — Click Here Now.

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All politics is local, and nothing is more important than upcoming school board races, because so much is at stake, including our children’s future.
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Thursday, 16 February 2023 02:26 PM
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