NYC Mayor Eric Adams stands by support of bill allowing 800,000 legal noncitizens to vote: 'It is imperative'

Adams, a Democrat who was sworn in on Jan. 1, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and was asked what made him change his mind in support of the “Our city, our vote” bill, which became law on Sunday.

NYC MAYOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS RECENTLY PASSED LEGISLATION ALLOWING 800,000 NONCITIZENS TO VOTE

“I did not change my mind,” Adams said. “I supported the concept of the bill.”

FILE - New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. More than 800,000 noncitizens and so-called Dreamers in New York City will have access to the ballot box, and could vote in municipal elections as early as 2023, after Adams allowed legislation approved by the City Council a month earlier to automatically become law on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE – New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. More than 800,000 noncitizens and so-called Dreamers in New York City will have access to the ballot box, and could vote in municipal elections as early as 2023, after Adams allowed legislation approved by the City Council a month earlier to automatically become law on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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