Legal immigrant pushes back on NYC considering voting rights for non-citizens: 'It sends the wrong message'

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A legal immigrant is pushing back on New York City for considering granting voting rights to reportedly 800,000 non-citizens in the Big Apple, arguing that being an American citizen is a "blessing" and only citizens should have the ability to partake in elections.

Mayra Flores, Mexican immigrant and congressional candidate in south Texas, joined "Fox & Friends First" on Wednesday to discuss the bill, arguing its passage would dis-incentivize immigrants from pursuing the proper legal channels to come to America.

"We want to encourage people to come here the legal way… you don't have to go through this horrible journey where you're putting your life at risk and having to pay the criminal organizations in Tamaulipas and the southern border thousands of dollars," Flores explained.

Flores, who came the United States when she was six years old, also noted the Hispanic community is not supportive of this measure, which would grant voting privileges to immigrants with a green card or work authorization.

"They believe that only American citizens should be able to vote even at the local level," Flores stated. "Here in South Texas, my ... (Read more)