About the resolution
H.R. 1071 recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.
The United States Constitution prohibits discrimination in voting based on race, sex, poll taxes, and age. Federal statutory law prohibits non-citizens from voting in elections for federal office.”
In 2016, voters in the City of San Francisco approved a referendum allowing noncitizens, including those without legal status, to vote in school board races. These noncitizens must be either be parents, legal guardians, or caregivers to children under the age of 19.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 23rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 1 page
What legislators are saying
“House Passes McCarthy Resolution Condemning Voting by Non-Citizens”
— Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018
“LaMalfa: Voting Rights are Exclusive to U.S. Citizens”
— Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] on Sep 26, 2018
H.Res. 1071 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1071. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens, H.R. Res. 1071, 115th Cong. (2018).
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