The litigation director of the Immigration Reform of law Institute, Christopher Hajec, claims that the Democrats’ national campaign for a noncitizen voting legislation is a “direct attack” on Americans’ rights.
He added that “this is a direct assault on that liberty, which has been consistently acknowledged by the Supreme Court,” which is that “American citizens possess a constitutional right to govern themselves.”
He continued, “The direct damage to Americans resulting from foreign voting also guarantees that Americans can demand their day in court.”
A D.C. law that permits some residents who are not U.S. citizens to participate in local elections as long as they meet certain requirements took effect in February.
Hajec was questioned by Breitbart News regarding the legal action IRLI filed in an effort to have D.C.’s expanded noncitizen voting legislation ruled unconstitutional. In contrast to other civil rights cases, which courts usually rule are “not actionable,” Hajec clarified how their lawsuit differs.
“You have a right to have your government protect you and everything, but that’s typically not something that can be done. You don’t, for instance, have the legal right to greater police protection. Because the police don’t adequately safeguard the public, you can’t file a lawsuit,” according to Hajec.
Hajec referenced a lawsuit filed by Kris Kobach, the attorney general of Kansas, while he was employed by IRLI, to hold a city responsible for the illegal alien’s negligence that resulted in the death of his client’s son. Hajec, however, claimed that “he got thrown out on standing.”
The injury in IRLI’s challenge of D.C.’s voting law is “undeniable and personal,” which sets it apart from other cases that are usually dismissed for lack of standing.
All voters have footing in this case, according to Hajec. “American citizens who vote have standing in Washington for this.”
The D.C. noncitizen voting legislation, according to Hajec, is a “direct attack” on American rights.
He also spoke out against legislation that would allow non-citizens to cast ballots in local elections in other states, such as Connecticut, where lawmakers have proposed identical legislation to that of Washington, D.C.
“In Connecticut, legislation has been proposed to allow noncitizens to cast ballots in state elections as well as local ones,” according to Hajec. “And it would resemble the International Republic of Connecticut in some ways. It would no longer be completely American.”
IRLI and the seven legal plaintiffs it serves have the “better argument,” according to Hajec, who nevertheless stated that he would “never” predict how the case will turn out.
According to Hajec, legislation that would grant noncitizens the right to vote is intended to advance a “one world government agenda.”