Illinois is a state that is more concerned about protecting criminal illegals than Americans.
Back in May, the Illinois State Senate passed a bill, essentially making Illinois a “sanctuary state. ”
Breitbart reported that the Illinois Senate has passed a bill intended to curtail the powers of federal immigration officials to detain and deport illegal aliens even if they are convicted of a crime. The bill essentially makes Illinois a “sanctuary state.”
The bill, euphemistically called “The Trust Act” (SB31), introduced by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), passed on May 4 in a 29 to 23 vote.
Ignoring the actual crime of entering the U.S. illegally, Cullerton insisted that only people who commit “an actual crime” should be detained by law enforcement officials and insisted that his bill would somehow “improve” the trust between illegals and Illinois officials.
The proposed law would ban local jails from holding illegal aliens without criminal warrants at the behest of federal authorities, prevent federal agents from arresting illegals at schools and state-run hospitals, and ban local government agencies from participating in any federal immigrant or religious registry that might be created.
This move placed any future federal funds n grave jeopardy, yet, the state Senate pushed on.
Now, the State of Illinois is in CRISIS MODE as the entire state is plunging into a bankruptcy abyss.
Maybe Illinois should stop focusing on criminal illegals and start putting money and efforts into projects and causes that will support Americans.
During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills.
Like any household, there are some items that must be paid first. A mix of state law, court orders and pressure from credit rating agencies requires Illinois to make its debt and pension payments, for example, and issue state worker paychecks and some money for schools.
Now Comptroller Susana Mendoza is warning that new court orders in lawsuits filed by state suppliers that are owed money mean her office is required to pay out more than Illinois receives in revenue each month.
That means there would be no money left for so-called “discretionary” spending — a category that in Illinois includes school buses, domestic violence shelters and some ambulance services.
“I don’t know what part of ‘We are in massive crisis mode’ the General Assembly and the governor don’t understand. This is not a false alarm,” said Mendoza, a Chicago Democrat. “The magic tricks run out after a while, and that’s where we’re at.”