Boston Measure to Allow Green Card Holders to Vote

Posted On: December 16, 2010

The town of Brookline, Massachusetts has approved a measure that will someday allow immigrants with a green card to vote once voted on by the Legislature. Similar measures in San Francisco and Portland were turned down but because Brookline is such a highly diverse area where 53 languages are spoken and immigrants with green cards pay taxes and have a say in town affairs, many believed they should also be allowed to vote.

One Brookline resident said, “They live here, they should vote here. They’re going to be citizens, ultimately, if they have a green card.”