Although this is a toothless bill, we need to start enforcing the laws on the books. Reaffirming that voting is one of the rights of citizenship is a good thing. As a “native” citizen who is married to a naturalized citizen (who came to this country legally), this is a very important issue. When a person’s first act coming to the US is to break the law, there needs to be some consequences. While I realize many are trying to flee horrible conditions “back home” - there is still a legal way to enter. Because so many have broken the law in coming here, we now have quotas that essentially prevent legal immigrants from those countries. My brother-in-law got a priority date in 1993. His date didn’t come up until 2013. And unfortunately his sponsor died in those 20 years and the process is now going to take another 40 years for him to get a visa - by then he’ll be over the age for social security (if that’s still around AND we live long enough). So where do we draw the line? If you’re not a citizen you can’t vote (that’s current law). If you committed a felony you can’t vote until your rights are restored. Entering the US illegally is a federal felony, so even if we change the laws to allow legal immigrants to vote, illegal immigrants still can’t. I am not to concerned about allowing someone who wanted to come here, followed the law in getting here and didn’t break more laws while they are here (stealing someone’s SSN so you can work is another felony) voting. I am very concerned about someone who breaks the laws getting here, doesn’t care about the community they live in (legal, illegal or native born) or doesn’t want to work while they are here (again don’t care where or how you’re here for this one). Bottom line: support this measure, support those trying to enforce extremely complex laws that are frequently the target of unwarranted attacks by all sides of the social/political spectrum, and focus on caring for your fellow citizens, then care for those who followed the law, and finally those who break the law.