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IPFS News Link • Law Enforcers or Peace Officers

Illinois bill would allow illegal aliens to become police officers

• by Ethan Huff

Even though federal law prohibits non-U.S. citizens from working in law enforcement, Illinois is bucking the rules by trying to make it easier for illegal aliens to enforce the law, which is ironic considering they broke the law to get here in the first place.

The legislation "Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill and adds that an individual against whom immigration action has been deferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process is allowed to apply for the position of police officer, deputy sheriff, or special policeman, subject to specified requirements. Effective January 1, 2024."

Billionaire Gov. J.B. Pritzker has yet to sign Bill 3751 into law – not because he does not want to mind, you, but because federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A)) prohibits illegal aliens from possessing firearms, which is a bit of a problem if they are going to be hired on as police officers in Illinois.