In a controversial turn of policy advocacy, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is now advocating a bold and controversial plan proposed by another Senator, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL): deporting illegal immigrants as a way for the US military. To allow for citizenship.
In his recent address, he highlighted the demand for legal immigration, suggesting that illegal immigrants who can pass physical and background tests should be allowed to serve in the military. In return for his honorable service he would be granted American citizenship.
Durbin’s argument relies on the Army’s current recruiting struggles. He argues that illegal immigrants eager to serve the country and risk their lives can help the army meet its recruitment quota.
“My colleague, the presiding officer, from the state of Illinois has legislation that addresses one aspect of this,” Durbin said.
“His bill, and I hope I describe it accurately, says that if you are an undocumented person in this country and you can pass the physical and the required tests, background tests, like that, then you can join our military. Can serve in. And if you do it honorably, we will make you a citizen of the United States.
“Do we need this? Do you know what is the recruitment number in Army, Navy and Air Force? They are not able to fulfill their quota every month. They can’t find enough people to join our military forces. And there are people who are undocumented who want a chance to serve this country and risk their lives. Should we give them a chance? I think we should.”
However, this proposal has faced strong opposition. Critics argue that it undermines the rule of law and could pose a security risk. They say that allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military and gain citizenship could encourage illegal immigration and potentially compromise military integrity.
Do they really think that these illegal immigrants will be loyal to this country?
Senator Dick Durbin wants to make it possible for illegal immigrants to join the US military: “Do you know what the enlistment numbers are in the Army, Navy and Air Force? They can’t meet their quota every month. They have to join. Can’t find enough people.” pic.twitter.com/UWuGSfrSkF
– The Blaze (@theblaze) 4 December 2023
Democrats want to replace our military with illegal immigrants as recruitment has reached an all-time low.
The same bill was passed earlier this year in Illinois, where Governor JB Pritzker, a Democrat, Bill signed to allow illegal immigrants to become police officers,
Bill, HB3751It was signed on Friday and takes effect immediately.
It states that foreign nationals who are “lawfully authorized under federal law to work in the United States” or any foreign national who is “a person against whom a federal deferred action for childhood alienation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Immigration actions have been suspended as part of the action.” Arrivals (DACA) process to become an official.
This law was strongly opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police. The union said an officer’s job is to enforce the law – so someone without legal status should not be eligible.
“The main function of police officers is to enforce the law, ensuring that people within their jurisdiction follow all applicable laws,” the FOP wrote.
“What message does this law send when it allows people who do not have legal status to become enforcers of our laws?” Sangh asked. “This is a potential crisis of confidence in law enforcement at a time when our officers need all the public trust they can get. Make no mistake, we will welcome these potential police recruits with open arms once their citizenship status is solidified, and look forward to the unique perspective they can bring to our profession.