Secretary of State Pushes Back On Biden’s Proposed Immigration Policy

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President Biden’s newly-imposed federal policies are creating “a mechanism” for not only illegal immigrants but non-citizens to register to vote, according to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen.

Citing Executive Order 14019 issued in 2021, and commenting to Fox News Digital on Utilizing the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 as a Weapon, Allen shares that the Biden administration’s interpretation is so broad that it effectively turns the entire federal government apparatus into voter registration agencies.

Allen also appealed for Congress to reform the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and let states register people to vote there instead of relying on their federal registration. So these are state agencies that are both federally funded and, just as important, federally required by federal law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. It doesn’t matter how they come in contact, whether that’s through the mail or through in-person or through online, if they are applying for these public benefits, if they come in contact with that agency.

“Only American citizens should be allowed to vote in our elections. And I strongly believe that the people of Alabama believe that only American citizens should be allowed to vote in our elections. And that’s something that I’m not going to back away from,” Allen continues.

The Biden White House framed Executive Order 14019 as an effort to safeguard “the fundamental right to register and vote for all eligible Americans — including Black, Hispanic, Native American and other voters of color.” The Biden administration said the order is “a reflection of the federal government’s responsibility to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation — in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”

Allen testified before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee in March about the few available tools state election officials have to ensure only eligible U.S. citizens are registering to vote or actually casting a ballot in elections. He noted that his office asked for a list of non-citizens from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to cross-check this list however, it was directed to use the Systematic Alien Verification Entitlements (SAVE) system instead but that is not intended for verifying citizenship for voter registration.

Alabama has a voter-integrity standard: By state law, every election in the state has paper ballots as well as tabulators which cannot connect to the internet. Allen raves about the state’s strict photo identification law that prevents voters without a valid photo ID from casting a ballot.