It is illegal for non-citizens to vote in America. That includes permanent residents with a green card. Federal law also provides that a non-citizens found to have either registered to vote or actually voted are to be deported to the country of origin.
A recent case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick v. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, is interesting. Here are the court’s own words explaining why Ms. Fitzpatrick will be deported back to her home country of Peru after living in the United States for the past 16 year:
After discovering that Fitzpatrick had voted in a federal election, the Department of Homeland Security initiated removal proceedings. An Immigration Judge and then the Board of Immigration Appeals (initially and when deny ing reconsideration) decided that she must indeed leave the United States, even though she has led a productive and otherwise unblemished life in this country, is married to a U.S. citizen, and has three U.S. citizen children. Her children were born in Peru and naturalized after arrival. Her own 2007 application for citizenship is what brought her 2006 voting to light, when response to questions asked of all applicants she honestly described her voting history.
This may seem harsh to some. It is, however, the law. It is not hard for aliens to know the law because all sorts of warnings are given on just about every voter registration form. So what explains Ms. Fitzpatrick getting caught up in this web? The answer lies in the question who stands to benefit from illegal voting, and the answer to that question is common knowledge. It is the Democrat party that gains the most, perhaps the all, from illegal voting. Does anyone think they care about what can happen to the legals who become illegals when the Democrats rally them to the voting booths? Democrats know most illegals will vote Democrat and that’s all they care about. They encourage illegals to mistakenly believe the Democrats can or will save them from deportation. They are made to think the Democrats are their friends and the Republicans are their enemy. There are many stories of other aliens who could have continued to live and prosper in America if the Democrat party had just left them alone, as do the Republicans. Which party is their real friend and which is their real enemy now?
Legal resident aliens who value their life in America and want to keep it should be warned to stay away from Democrats. They’re dangerous. Mrs. Fitzpatrick can never legally return to the United States, not even for a brief visit with her sons and husband. She will only see them when they visit her in Peru. Once deported, returning to the U.S. is a felony. She traded all that she had here, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, to cast a vote for a lousy bunch of sleezebags who, except for the loss of her vote in future, could not care less.
It’s not revealed in the opinion in this case that Ms. Fitzpatrick voted for Democrats when she voted. But it would silly to believe otherwise. If she had not been beguiled by Democrats she’d be a U.S. citizen by now and she could be legally voting for the sleezebags to her heart’s content.