NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Council is about to vote on a measure that may grant voting rights to New York Metropolis residents who will not be residents.
The groundbreaking growth of voting rights would influence roughly 800,000 people who find themselves both legally licensed to work within the U.S. or have authorized everlasting resident standing.
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As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reviews, there are robust opinions on each facet of the fence.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has not taken a place on the invoice, saying he would love there to be extra dialogue. Nonetheless, it’s anticipated to cross by the council.
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“I feel there are nonetheless some excellent authorized questions concerning the metropolis’s authority versus that state’s on this matter,” the mayor mentioned Tuesday. “However I respect the Metropolis Council, so we’ll see what their last motion is there.”
A part of the argument in favor of the invoice has been that these New Yorkers pay taxes, spend money on their communities, and contribute to town.
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The laws would permit non-citizens to vote in municipal elections — not federal or state. If authorized, it goes into impact Jan. 1.
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