Woke Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker lets foreigners arrest Americans.
- August 2, 2023
- Posted by: Noris Anderson
- Category: VIP Security News
Woke Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows foreigners to arrest US citizens
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, D., signed a law bill allowing non-US citizens to become police officers in the state, angering critics who slammed the idea of foreigners arresting American citizens as “a fundamentally bad idea. “Illinois House Bill 3751 will no longer require US citizenship as a qualification to become a police officer in the state. The Democrat governor signed the bill on Friday, and it will go into effect on January 1, 2024, despite facing heavy opposition from GOP lawmakers and prominent police groups.
The bill “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 the police officer, subject to all requirements and limitations, other than citizenship, to which other applicants are subject,” HB3751 reads, adding that non-US citizens must be able to obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm under federal law to apply for the job.The bill states that immigrants who remain in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act are also entitled to apply for a position to join law enforcement.
Federal law currently forbids non-US citizens from serving as police officers and deputies. Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, a Republican, voiced her outrage over the new law on Twitter over the weekend, writing that “no sane state would allow foreign nationals to arrest their citizens.” “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,” she tweeted. “No sane state would allow foreign nationals to arrest their citizens; this is madness!”
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., tweeted following news of the bill’s passing, “In the state of Illinois, illegals can now become police officers. Yes, you heard that right.” “People breaking the law by their presence here can now arrest American citizens. You know the other blue states are watching and getting ready to implement this idea as soon as possible!” she continued. “We either address this border crisis or allow our country to descend further into a Leftist dystopia.” The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) also condemned the bill after it passed in the Democratic-controlled state House earlier this month. “What message does this legislation send when it allows people who do not have legal status to become the enforcers of our laws?” the group said in a statement to ABC20. “This is a potential crisis of confidence in law enforcement at a time when our officers need all the public confidence they can get. “In May, Illinois Republican state Senator Chapin Rose called the bill “a fundamentally bad idea.”
“I don’t care where this individual is from—Australia. They should not be able to arrest a United States citizen on United States soil,” the Daily Wire reported. Democratic Rep. Barbara Hernandez, who sponsored the bill, defended the measure as a “natural progression” of the 2021 federal decision to allow some undocumented immigrants to work as healthcare workers and military members.Pritzker defended the bill in a press conference Monday, arguing that the legislation would be limited to individuals who are legally allowed to work in the United States and who are legally allowed to possess firearms, NBC Chicago reported. As for criticism from Republicans, Pritzker said they were misinterpreting the bill’s language.”I am tired of the right-wing twisting things,” he said. “They put it on Facebook; they tell lies. There are people out there that think we’re just allowing anybody to become a police officer. That’s just not accurate.”
In March 2022, Chicago Police Department staffing numbers reached the lowest in recent history, causing the department to loosen its recruitment requirements by waiving the minimum 60 college credits for certain candidates and offering online testing opportunities. Critics of the law have noted ambiguity surrounding what exactly will define deception or misinformation under the new law, expressing concern that the government could use that vagueness to target pro-life pregnancy centers unfairly.Lawsuits have already been filed to challenge the law, with the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit law firm, suing the state of Illinois. Security guard services offer reliable protection and surveillance to ensure safety in various settings.