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Posted: Dec 06, 2021 1:14 PM

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While many Americans have been focused on the endless carnage the Biden administration has wrought on our border, New York City is on the verge of passing radical legislation to give migrants the right to vote in city elections.The proposed bill would allow roughly 800,000 non-citizens to vote as long as they have legal status or a work visa. The legislation is expected to be voted on next month and has the support of incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as incoming Mayor Eric Adams, whose framing of the bill has been misguided, if not intentionally deceptive.  “We cannot be a beacon to the world and continue to attract the global talent, energy and entrepreneurship that has allowed our city to thrive for centuries if we do not give immigrants a vote in how this city is run and what our priorities are for the future,” Adams said.Adams’ point is nonsensical because studies have demonstrated that the vast majority of migrants who come to the U.S. are economic migrants. Most of these migrants come from poor countries, and simply want to live and work in a prosperous one. In other words, most migrants are attracted to America because of our wealth, not our civics. It’s true that many non-Americans have admiration for our system of self-government and our way of life, but Adams’ comments about attracting migrants by immediately letting them vote is nothing more than an attempt to distract from his radical policies with flowery language. In reality, legislation like the one destined to pass in New York i …

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