This doesn't make sense to me. Maryland is trying to purge their voting rolls of illegal aliens. That's a good thing to me. Illegals shouldn't be voting, shouldn't be leeches absorbing social services (I am in favor of social services, folks, just not greatly expanded waste pots). Illegals shouldn't be this, shouldn't be that.
There's no great need in this country for illegals, no jobs that Americans won't do, no benefit at all. I am in favor of opening our borders to those who wish to come, but also in favor of ejecting those who are here illegally, fraudulently, or overstay their visas. I am in favor of tight, yet open, borders. We're all immigrants here, and America's open arms are the strength of the country.
The Constitution only allows citizens to vote:
"If you allow noncitizens the right to vote, then we must ask, what does it mean to be an American citizen?" said [Senator] Tancredo [R-Colo.], an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration.
The left has long been trying to get illegals into the polling booth. Professor Ron Hayduk of Manhattan Community College offers a typical riposte: "Why would immigrants vote illegally when it puts them at risk?" Mr. Hayduk asked. "There is little evidence that immigrants actually do vote. It seems to me that the burden of proof is actually on those who claim illegal immigrants are voting."
Instead of voicing concern that illegals are suborning our most prized privilege as citizens, he shrugs it off. He has it absolutely backwards: the burden of proof must be on those who wish to vote.