Skip to comments.Eager to Vote But Stuck in Citizenship Process
Posted on 01/02/2008 4:02:29 PM PST by truthkeeper
Julia Moreno has been following the presidential campaign and studying the issues. She has even chosen her favorite candidate: "La Señora Clinton."
Moreno, a legal immigrant from Guatemala who came to Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, applied for citizenship this summer so she would be able to vote -- starting with the 2008 presidential election.
But U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced recently that green card holders who applied after June 1 could have to wait 16 to 18 months for their applications to be processed. For Moreno, that means she might be unable to cast her ballot for president.
"It's terrible," said Moreno, 62. "It's a long wait. . . .I want to vote. Mrs. Clinton needs my vote. Maybe my vote will put her in the White House."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
"It saddened me," he said. "We thought we would be able to participate in the election to elect a president who would conform to our ideology."
*sigh* Words fail me.
Me too...and I’m rarely speechless.
Maybe we can just let all of the non-citizens vote just this once or change the election to 2009, so they can become citizens. The founders never intended to leave out thsese poor folks when they came up with that evil constitution. They love them some Hillary!
I really wanted to vote for Goldwater in ‘64, but alas! too young.
sounds like something my wife would say about me....
Well, you should demand a do-over!
As if there was ever any question how 20-30 million illegals would vote........
What is still startling is the total silence, even within the GOP, about the permanent majority the rats would achieve.............
Vote Hillary then. As a US citizen. STFU! Go back to Mexico and vote buddy. We are sick to death of you and your socialist ilk sucking like leeches off US taxpayers.
We ought to send anyone and everyone back who has not applied for citizenship in 7 years and not become a citizen in 10 years. We should not continue to issue green cards to people who want the benefits of being here without becoming citizens.
Perhaps the UN can help...this is just wrong on so many levels and a tragedy of biblical proportions. /s
Moreno, a legal immigrant from Guatemala who came to Los Angeles more than 30 years ago...
I guess now that he decided it was time, the government is supposed to drop everything to make sure he can become a citizen in time to vote.
Glad he is legal but his undocumented buddies do NOT need any better access to benefits, jobs or housing. They already have it all. What more can we give them? oh never mind...I am sure they have a list.
Theft is an ideology?
How quaint. C'mon Mo, get real! Just show up at the polling place and vote as many times as you want. This is Deep Blue L.A. not Little Town USA.
Yes. It's called Socialism.
imagine all the 17 year olds that will turn 18 on wednesday...
I wish they could see the super-microscopic violin I’m playing for them.
Maybe someone will post the graphic...it’s one of my favorites.
I call BS, her Visa should have expired 20 some odd years ago.
Illegal, Visa Overstay.
If you are an LPR (Legal permanent resident), you don’t have a visa that “expires”. Note the words LEGAL and PERMANENT.
It should read: “Eager to Vote Herself Other People’s Hard Earned Money But Too Lazy to Follow the Process”
What a repulsive leech, the inevitable result of socialism and open borders.
I stand Corrected.
Sorry about your luck...
Absurd. She'll be able to vote several times for Hillary.
I am not going to assume that the above means the same as...
Moreno, an immigrant from Guatemala who legally came to Los Angeles more than 30 years ago
“Sorry about your luck...”
Oh, you must have read the other thread. Thanks.
That's because they really don't care. Many will simply change parties and continue on the same as they were before. Happened here in Texas. Our current gov Goodhair used to be a rat. Changed parties when he realized a rat couldn't get elected to statewide office here. Of course, last election, you'd find freepers screaming about a vote for anyone else being a vote for a rat. Like there was really any difference.
Next cycle, Hutchison will be running, and we'll get more of the same.
I thought I read that she wouldn't be running again. Dunno if it's true, though.
Well, I just don’t get this. Here 30 years — on a green card? What is the purpose of citizenship if someone can come here on a green card and stay 30 years? Is there no time limit on a green card that requires them to go back home and apply for citizenship? Can they come here on a green card and apply for citizenship? Or are these people really illegals overstaying? I am so sick of these blood suckers.
I'm not sure that I see why a legal permanent resident, which can come about for any number of reasons, is a "blood-sucker." They're fully documented, and subject to all of our tax and other laws, including, e.g. draft registration, where appropriate (male).
So you are saying in answer to my “question” that a green card can give someone and even additional family legal premanent residency.
2. I wasn't necessarily saying anything about an LPR's ability to bring in other family members. I just don't know that part of the law. My example of the "french adopted child" was that the FATHER (American Citizen) could probably bring in an adopted child legally. (Obviously, lots of American citizens are bringing in foreign adopted children legally -- check any flight coming back from China these days. Those kids are legal, but won't be citizens unless the adopted parents do something affirmative, or the kids do so when they become 18 or 21.
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