Do illegal aliens have any rights here in the US other than the right to be arrested and deported back to their home country? Many conservatives say no, those are the only rights they should have for violating the immigration laws of the United States.
On the other hand, many liberal Democrats believe that illegals are entitled to more rights than US citizens have. In addition to free education (which we pay taxes for), free welfare (which we pay taxes for), many illegals receive free medical services (which we have to pay for ourselves) and more.
Under the Obama administration, millions of illegals were allowed to remain in the US. They were given work permits, taking jobs from qualified American citizens. Some were allowed to become school teachers, others allowed to pass state Bar exams and become attorneys and now we are finding out that a number of illegals have been allowed to become notary publics.
North Carolina State Rep. Christopher Millis (R- Dist. 16), discovered that at least 320 illegal aliens were awarded notary status over the past decade and perhaps longer. Many of them were granted their esteemed positions by North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, a Democrat. In a statement, Millis said:
“We found over 320 nonpermanent residents that her office commissioned as notaries. Including one that was slated for final deportation. It’s very concerning not just the fact that these individuals will have the ability to affirm items like oath, but also the ability in our state for them to certify absentee ballots.”
According to the National Notary Association:
“A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as ‘ministerial’ officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a ‘judicial’ official.”
“A Notary’s duty is to screen the signers of important documents — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct.”
“Impartiality is the foundation of the Notary’s public trust. They are duty-bound not to act in situations where they have a personal interest. The public trusts that the Notary’s screening tasks have not been corrupted by self-interest. And impartiality dictates that a Notary never refuse to serve a person due to race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer.”
“As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens — whether those diverse transactions convey real estate, grant powers of attorney, establish a prenuptial agreement, or perform the multitude of other activities that enable our civil society to function.”
Certainly, no illegal alien should ever be allowed to qualify to become a notary. To begin with, they have NO integrity whatsoever, simply by the fact that they are in violation of federal law by being here in the US. Secondly, how impartial are they going to be, especially towards other illegals. Third, if they cannot be trusted to abide by federal immigration laws, then they can’t be trusted to serve in any of the capacities listed above by the National Notary Association.
This is why State Rep. Millis is demanding that Secretary of State Marshall resign from her position immediately. Personally, not only should Marshal resign from her state position but she should also be charged with being an accessory by helping and abetting illegals to not only remain in the US but to serve in official capacities. We vote – lock her up and toss away the key!