It’s really a mystery why any politician would run as a Republican in a deep blue state only to turn around and act like a Democrat.
Why not just run as a Democrat?
So is the case with ‘Republican’ Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois.
After leading the state into bankruptcy, he’s kowtowed to special interest lobbying and decided to sign legislation protecting the more than 500,000 illegal immigrants in Illinois by designating the entire state as a sanctuary.
Illinois now joins California as the second state to give the middle finger to the Trump administration on immigration.
Look for AG Sessions to respond swiftly by cutting off federal funds for Illinois’ refusal to comply with federal law.
This is quickly becoming a new civil war.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Illinois’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation shielding the nearly 500,000 illegal aliens from federal immigration law.
Rauner signed the sanctuary state bill into law on Monday, making it illegal for law enforcement to arrest or detain illegal aliens solely based on their immigration status, the Chicago Tribune noted.
The new law will essentially make it impossible for Illinois police to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when they have a suspected criminal illegal alien on their hands, thus increasing the possibility that they will be freed back into the general public.
The sanctuary state law also makes it illegal for local law enforcement to arrest an illegal alien, even if the individual is wanted by ICE for immigration violations.
Rauner’s signing of the sanctuary state law ushers in a new era for Illinois. Currently, there is a booming illegal alien population of more than 450,000, according to Pew Research. Of those illegal aliens in the state, more than 70 percent are from Mexico. As Breitbart Texas reported, the open borders lobby cheered the new law, saying it will “attract more immigrants” to the state.