(ConservativeSense.com) – As police numbers continue to plummet and departments are having trouble filling their ranks with recruits, some politicians in Democratic states are so desperate for a solution to the problem that they are now considering immigrants as candidates.
The idea was first floated in California last year and was passed into law earlier this year. The proposal was initially misunderstood by reactionaries who claimed illegal immigrants would be brought in as recruits when it only permits non-citizens authorized to work in the country. Immigrants without a work permit are already barred from being hired by employers.
Yet California Senate Bill 960, which was introduced in February of last year and signed into law earlier this year, and other such laws are still raising some questions about the practicality of hiring non-citizens, even if they are legally allowed to work in the US, and allowing them to police actual American citizens.
House Bill 23-1143 was signed by Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis this year in April, which will also allow non-citizens to become law enforcement officers and carry weapons, and similar legislation, House Bill 3751, was signed by Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker in July. Colorado Gov. Polis claims he signed the bill to allow asylum seekers to become armed law enforcement officers to try and alleviate the shortage in police ranks.
Since the death of George Floyd in May 2020 and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests and riots, police morale has plummetted. Many have retired early from the force or quit, and cities across the country are finding it difficult to replenish their ranks.
Exacerbating the problem are district attorneys in Democratic areas who seem reluctant to enforce the law and keep criminals locked up. Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently told his supporters at a rally that he will “crackdown” on local attorneys who fail to uphold law and order, something he’s already done in the Sunshine State.
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