|Birthright in The U.S.A.||October 31, 2018|
|Harold J. Wolfe||A Better Framingham|
The first sentence to the
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
I'm not one to screw around with semantics or split hairs here, BUT!
I think when Brazilians vote in the Brazilian election at Framingham City Hall, they show me they are subject to a jurisdiction somewhere in Brazil.
The United States does not recognize dual citizenship (except for idiot jews). By stating very clearly they are Brazilians citizens, they are mostly saying they are illegal aliens.
Now that Bolsonaro has won the presidency of Brazil, we may get some Brazilians in Framingham doing that famous Heil Hitler salute that Hitler brazenly stole from the U.S. in the 1930s.
The framers did not intend to grant citizenship to the children of foreign nationals, especially if they are in the country unlawfully, They posit that the phrase subject to the jurisdiction refer to the people who are not subject to allegiances or loyalties, to foreign states.
The reason such people are called illegal aliens is they are subject to U.S. law but not in compliance with them. Translate that to "law breakers". A bank robber is certainly not in compliance with U.S. laws.
|Framingham hosts one of New England's Brazilian polling locations||October 28, 2018|
|Jim Haddadin 617-863-7144||Metrowest Daily News|
FRAMINGHAM - Brazilian citizens who live in Massachusetts joined their fellow country-mates and headed to the polls Sunday to participate in the South American country's run-off presidential election.
Donning a Jair Bolsonaro sweater outside of Framingham's Memorial Building, Andre Coutinho stated he's supporting Bolsonaro because he believes he will bring a much needed perspective and hopefully incite economic prosperity.
"I don't know if he is going to be the best, but it's time to change," he said.
Bolsonaro held an all but insurmountable lead in the race for Brazil's presidency Sunday evening, according to The Associated Press.
Across Massachusetts, some 35,000 Brazilians were registered to vote in Sunday's election, according to Mariana Benvenuti, a deputy at the Brazilian consulate in Boston. Benvenuti, who oversaw voting in Framingham, said 7,000 voters were registered to cast ballots in the city. Voting machines furnished by the Brazilian government were transported to Framingham to facilitate the election. PHOTOS: Massachusetts residents vote in Brazil's election
Bolsonaro has won over many voters by painting a picture of a Brazil with criminals, corrupt politicians and leftist ideas that he says could turn the country into Venezuela. He promises to change the tide with force and clean governance.
Coutinho's sentiment were shared by many voters the Daily News spoke to Sunday.
"I was on the other side, but now I'm for Bolsonaro," said Ozisas Dasiovs, who expressed frustration regarding the country's current state. Related content PHOTOS: Massachusetts residents vote in Brazil's election
Bolsonaro, a former army captain and far-right congressman, is pitted against leftist candidate and former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad in the race to lead the large South American country.
"We need a new president like what (President Donald) Trump has done for here," said Dasiovos, who's lived in the United States for the last 25 years.
For some, however, Haddad, a member of the Brazilian Workers Party, is the clear option.
Joao Nato said he believes the imprisonment of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges were unfair.
"They didn't have any proof," he said. "What happened over there was not fair at all to them. ... I do believe they deserve another chance."
Brazilians can register to vote as early as 16. Election officials expected about half of all registered voters living abroad in MetroWest to cast a ballot Sunday - low compared to turnout in Brazil, where voting is compulsory for all literate citizens between the ages of 18 and 70, but high compared to participation in past elections by Brazilian expatriates, Benvenuti said.
Benvenuti said results from Framingham would be transmitted electronically Sunday to officials in Brazil, and also printed and copied onto a portable computer hard drive to be mailed back to the country. Polling places were also open in Brighton, Stoughton, Hyannis and Nashua, New Hampshire.
Daily News Staff writer Jim Haddadin contributed to this article, as did the Associated Press. Cesareo Contreras can be reached at 508-626-3957 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @cesareo_r.
|Brazilians Line Up To Vote For President at Framingham City Hall Sunday||October 7, 2018|
|Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176||Framingham Source|
FRAMINGHAM - Today is election day in Brazil.
Brazilians immigrants are required by law to vote for President.
There was a line outside the Memorial Building today in Framingham to vote for Brazilian President.
For the first time in Massachusetts, the Brazilian Consulate in Boston organized five different polling places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Brazilian immigrants, said Framingham City Councilor Margareth Shepard, who represents District 7.
One of the polling places is in Framingham at the Memorial Building in Nevins Hall, explained Shepard.
Councilor Shepard said there are almost 6,000 registered voters for the Brazilian election in Framingham.
Brazil is suffering from a prolonged economic recession and extreme violence, with murder rates at a record high in 2017.
There are 13 candidates running for Brazilian President today, October 7.
Leading the polls were a former army captain Jair Bolsonaro and ex-Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad.
None of the candidates are expected to receive 50 percent of the vote, required by law, so a runoff vote has already been scheduled for October 28.
Voting is mandatory in Brazil for all citizens who are 18 to 70 years old.
People who fail to vote, without any justification, can be fined and may not have their passport renewed.
"Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer stop by the Nevins Hall to give her support to the Brazilian Presidential Elections in Framingham," said Shepard.
According to Margareth Shepard
we have 6,000 Brazilians who vote in a Brazilian election. If they
were immigrants, why would you want to vote in a country you
intend to leave? To me, this shows that they are
If they had been processed thru immigration (ICE), they would have been provided a path to citizenship and dump Brazil.
If there are 6,000 Brazilians, how many are there from the seven countries in Central America and Mexico.
Take note that Yvonne Spicer supports the poor latinos, the Brazilians, the blacks (especially black women or women of color) but you never see her advocating white people (people of no color).
Face it, she's a racist and sexist.
In reality black is not a color since it does not reflect light. White is what you get by mixing all colors (in a color wheel)..
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