New Illinois Law Allows Non-Citizens To Become Cops

Ken Meekins | August 2, 2023
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Foreigners arresting U.S. citizens sounds like a fantastic idea, doesn’t it?

Liberal Democratic governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Friday that will allow non-U.S citizens to become police officers in Illinois, according to the New York Post. 

The law, House Bill 375, states, “provides that an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to all requirements and limitations, other than citizenship, to which other applicants are subject.” 

It adds that the non-U.S. citizen must be able to obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm under federal law to apply for the job.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients - illegal aliens who were brought to the U.S. unlawfully as kids - are entitled to apply for a position within law enforcement under the new law. 

The bill currently goes against the current federal law that forbids non-citizens from serving as police officers and deputies. 

Many have expressed outrage against this insane bill. 

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Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller (IL) tweeted, “At 5 p.m. yesterday, when no one was paying attention, Pritzker signed a bill to allow illegal immigrants to become police officers, giving non-citizens the power to arrest citizens in our state. No sane state would allow foreign nationals to arrest their citizens, this is madness!” 

“This should be immediately addressed by Congress.  This has to be unconstitutional,” another Twitter user wrote

The purpose of requiring citizenship for police officers and other law enforcement is to know that they have loyalty to our country and our laws. It’s dangerous - and, quite frankly, idiotic - to allow foreigners who haven’t gone through any kind of citizenship process to be trusted to enforce the laws of our country.

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