“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” 亚当斯, a Democrat who took office at the start of 2022, 在一个 声明. “While I initially had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease. I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process.”
On his first day in office last week, Adams was asked about the bill and 说过 he was concerned the provision stating that a non-citizen voter only had to be in the city for 30 days to qualify to vote.
账单, 被称为 “Our city, our vote”, 原为 approved by the city council in December and would allow roughly 800,000 to take part in local elections.
的措施, which would affect green card holders and those with work authorizations, doesn’t include state or federal elections and people in the country illegally would not be allowed to vote.
Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio 表达 concerns about the bill before leaving office but did not veto it before leaving office.
New Yorkers who spoke to Fox News last month shared mixed feelings about the bill.
“I think it’s a good idea,” a New Yorker in favor of the change told Fox News. “If they’re living here, but they’re on a working visa, 我的意思是, I guess they should have a say as to what’s going on in the city, 对?”
Another lifelong New Yorker opposed the measure, 说, “I do not agree with it. Why should they? They’re not from here.”
The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson and Teny Sahakian contributed to this report