“I do feel like the right to vote is a privilege reserved for U.S. citizens – I believe it’s a unique privilege reserved for those who have gone through the extensive citizenship application process," said Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn.
Leena Duerte told the council she's been going through the citizenship process for the past 10 years.
"I have been fighting very hard to become an American citizen," said Duerte.
She says, in the meantime, she'd like to be able to vote.
“I don’t have a voice. I pay taxes, I own property and I think that at the end of the day that should give me a certain level of ability to have a voice and help dictate what direction Boston moves in the future,” said Duerte.
On Tuesday night, there was no voting, only a discussion. It is still unclear if any of the counselors are planning on pursuing the issue further.