JMHS ARTICLE: Reconceiving Citizenship: Noncitizen Voting in New York City Municipal Elections as a Case Study in Immigrant Integration and Local Governance
September 11, 2014
The Center for Migration Studies announces the release of a new article entitled, “Reconceiving Citizenship: Noncitizen Voting in New York City Municipal Elections as a Case Study in Immigrant Integration and Local Governance” by Lauren Gilbert, Professor of Law at St. Thomas University, published in the Journal on Migration and Human Security. In the article, Professor Gilbert discusses New York City’s consideration of an amendment to its Charter that would extend voting rights to noncitizens in municipal elections as a case study in immigrant integration and local governance. The paper argues that New York City’s biggest challenge in moving this issue forward is dealing successfully with two related questions: 1) why the New York City Council should be able to decide who “the People” are without approval from the state government in Albany and 2) whether it should attempt to enact the measure without a referendum.
To read the full article, visit https://doi.org/10.1177/233150241400200304.