FAIR: Gov. Rauner puts criminal aliens over Illinois voters

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R)An immigration enforcement advocacy organization says the Republican governor of Illinois has ignored his state's citizens in signing a bill critics say is designed to give sanctuary to illegal immigrants.

On Monday Governor Bruce Rauner (right) signed a bill known as the TRUST Act, which will prohibit state and local police in Illinois from arresting or detaining a person solely because of their immigration status, or based on a federal immigration detainer. The law would, however, allow law enforcement officials to hold someone if a judge has issued a warrant.

Rauner's office and supporters of the TRUST Act contend the law doesn't constitute a "sanctuary" policy. Still, Ira Mehlman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform argues that the governor – in putting his signature to the measure – has put the protection of criminal aliens over that of his community.

"He presides over a state, particularly the Chicago area, which has the highest murder rate in the country," he notes. "What he ought to be doing is signing bills that do everything possible to get people who don't even belong in this country and are committing crimes out of the United States."

Instead, according to Mehlman, the governor has done precisely the opposite.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)"He has listened to the voices a view self-appointed spokespeople for various interest groups and ignored the will of the people of his state," he charges. "There is no constituency for putting criminal aliens back on the streets. This is purely a political decision on his part – and he's going to have to answer to the voters of Illinois."

Mehlman remains hopeful that the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will move forward and pass a House bill that would cut off federal funding to states like Illinois that have sanctuary policies.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Who do you believe when you hear them talk about the Republican tax reform bill?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'
Residents flee as flames approach wealthy Calif. enclave
A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed
After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races
'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal
On Trump turf, GOP still seeks N.D. Senate candidate
Major media players start commission for sexual misconduc

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump lawyer accuses Mueller’s investigation of serious wrongdoing that may even violate Constitution
NBC paid off producer who accused Chris Matthews of harassment, report says
Russia fines pastor for holding Bible study
Trump ally Roger Stone cleared in NY defamation case
One obvious detail revealed this 'Green Beret' was a total fraud

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Chasing down 'Nazis' with batons and Birkenstocks

Antifa protester Berkeley Aug 2017 1Hurricane Harvey's record-setting flooding on the Texas coast is dominating headlines this week but Antifa's violence and thuggery at UC Berkeley has become the political story of the week.