Quasi-Citizenship

This category includes cases where states or municipalities extend to illegal aliens privileges normally associated with citizenship, such as ID cards, driver's licenses or voting rights, or have acted to prevent granting of such privileges.

Department of Justice intervenes against New York's Green Light Law
December 6, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent New York State's Green Light Law from going into effect on December 14. The DoJ calls the measure "legally suspect", because it seeks to prevent the sharing of data on illegal aliens.

Winooski, Vermont, considers allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections
December 5, 2019

Officials in Winooski, Vermont, are considering a potential ballot measure that would allow everyone living in that city to vote in local elections. Voters in Montpelier, Vermont's capital city, have already approved such a measure and Burlington is considering doing the same.

New Jersey's get-rich-quick scheme: Driver's licenses for illegal aliens
November 27, 2019

The New Jersey Legislature is preparing a bill allowing illegal aliens to acquire driver's licenses. Governor Phil Murphy has already declared that he would sign the legislation once it reaches his desk, calling it a "no-brainer".

False addresses given for Drive Only Licenses in Connecticut
November 24, 2019

An internal investigation at the Connecticut DMV revealed that false addresses given for Drive Only Licenses in Connecticut, which were created for illegal aliens. An investigation is underway at this time, to determine how many licenses were created with false addresses.

Three ways in which New York State's "Green Light Law" weakens homeland security
November 21, 2019

After New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed that "Green Light Law", giving illegal aliens a right to acquire a driver's license, New York's Republican Congressional delegation sent a letter to the Department of Justice explaining how the law would weaken homeland security.

Initiative 76 aims to prevent non-citizens from voting in municipal elections in Colorado
November 16, 2019

Colorado Initiative 76 is part of a campaign mounted in a number of states to prevent non-citizens from voting in municipal elections. At the time of this post, petition signatures to put the initiative on the 2020 ballot have been delivered to the Colorado Secretary of State.

The New York City affordable housing lottery
August 22, 2019

New York City has announced a major policy update for its affordable housing lottery. Applicants will be able to substitute a positive rent payment history for a formal credit report. This liberalization applies to all residents, including illegal immigrants.

The New York City ID card for illegal aliens
August 10, 2019

The IDNYC card is New York City's way of granting a form of legal identification to aliens who are in the U.S. illegally. Following Donald Trump's election victory, NYC announced that it would destroy personal data filed to receive those municipal ID cards.