Kansas and Arizona had enacted laws requiring real proof-of-citizenship, such as a birth certificate or passport, in order to register to vote. Until now, the federal voter registration form required only a mere signature to affirm citizenship, without showing any document or real proof. Illegal aliens break the law to enter this country, so it is obviously naive to pretend that they would never lie in signing a form. Moreover, legal aliens who are here on green cards or temporary visas have not sworn their loyalty to the United States, nor have they surrendered the citizenship of their country of origin.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is the author of this helpful law, explained to the Associated Press, "This is a really big victory, not just for Kansas and Arizona but for all 50 states." Alabama immediately moved forward with its own law against illegal voter registration, and the other 47 states can now do likewise.
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