Immigrants Can Become Police Officers in Illinois

Immigrants Can Become Police Officers in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker passed a law on Friday that allows non-United States citizens to become police officers. Illinois House Bill 3751, set to take effect on January 1 of next year, says that “an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States” can apply for the position.

Controversial: The bill allows for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (daca) program to qualify to become police officers. daca, a policy established by Barack Obama in 2012, protects youths who entered the U.S. illegally against being deported. daca recipients can receive a work permit, even though they do not have official legal status.

Republicans have criticized the bill. Illinois Rep. Mary Miller argued on Twitter that “no sane state” would allow “non-citizens the power to arrest citizens.”

Second Amendment and DACA: daca recipients are not allowed to possess or purchase firearms. Immigration lawyer Parviz Malakouti explained that, for the purpose of firearms laws, “courts do consider daca recipients to be ‘unlawfully’ in the United States.” He pointed to an example in California, in which a daca recipient was convicted in 2018 for possessing a gun.

According to the bill, non-citizens applying to become police officers are “subject to federal approval to obtain, carry, or purchase or otherwise possess a firearm.” The federal government would have to approve for daca individuals to own a firearm. The officials who make these decisions will have the ability to override an established law in favor of this new ruling.

Illinois is suffering from a police shortage. Chicago’s police department reached its lowest staff numbers in recent history last March, while battling skyrocketing crime rates. But this isn’t isolated to just Illinois. Last year, there was a nationwide surge in retirement and resignation among police officers. Meanwhile, recruitment faltered, partially due to public stigma.

‘The stranger that is within’: Government officials are looking to foreigners to fill this void. The Bible warns that this is a mistake.

Deuteronomy 28 outlines the blessings Israel would receive for obeying God’s laws, as well as the curses that come from disobedience. Among the curses listed, it states: “The stranger [or foreigner] that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low … he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail” (verses 43-44).

This prophecy is addressed to Israel in the end time, primarily America and Britain. To prove the biblical identity of America, please request a free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy.