President Joe Biden appeared to weigh in on the question of whether non-citizens and illegal aliens should be voting in federal elections by formally announcing his opposition to a bill that would make proof of citizenship a requirement.

As previously relayed by The Dallas Express, House Democrats were mobilizing to block the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, otherwise known as the SAVE Act.

In a statement, the Biden administration claimed, “[E]vidence is clear that the current laws to prevent noncitizen voting are working as intended — it is extraordinarily rare for noncitizens to break the law by voting in Federal elections.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection logged record-breaking numbers of encounters with illegal aliens along the southern border during FY 2023, with big increases clocked each year under the Biden administration, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Here’s some of what The Daily Wire reported about the Biden administration’s take on non-citizens voting in federal elections:

President Joe Biden formally rejected on Monday a bill in Congress that would require individuals to show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in elections for federal office.

policy statement from the Biden administration said it “strongly opposes” the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, which was introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) earlier this year and is expected to get a vote in the Republican-led House as early as this week, but did not mention the prospect of a veto.

“It is already illegal for noncitizens to vote in Federal elections — it is a Federal crime punishable by prison and fines. The alleged justification for this bill is based on easily disproven falsehoods,” the statement said. “Additionally, making a false claim of citizenship or unlawfully voting in an election is punishable by removal from the United States and a permanent bar to admission.”

The statement added, “States already have effective safeguards in place to verify voters’ eligibility and maintain the accuracy of voter rolls. This bill would do nothing to safeguard our elections, but it would make it much harder for all eligible Americans to register to vote and increase the risk that eligible voters are purged from voter rolls.”