By Grayson Quay The Week
A New York City bill allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections became law Sunday after Mayor Eric Adams declined to veto it, The Associated Press reports.
The new “Our City, Our Vote” measure will reportedly enfranchise around 800,000 legal, non-citizen New York City residents, including green card holders and “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. illegally as children and benefiting from deferred action.
The bill passed the City Council in December “despite concerns from more than a dozen lawmakers, former Mayor Bill de Blasio, and some constitutional experts,” The New York Post reported. Even Adams expressed ambivalence about the proposal before finally announcing Saturday that he supported it.