Great News: Police Departments Are Hiring Illegal Immigrants as Cops
How is this going to work out? May I see your license and registration? Sure, may I see your green card?
Is there any other country in the world where a citizen could potentially be arrested by a non-citizen?
Didn’t America fight a Revolutionary War to prevent this sort of thing?
Police departments hiring immigrants as officers
Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.
Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.
At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why the Nashville Police Department is joining other departments to push the state legislature to change a law that bars non-citizens from becoming law enforcement officers.
That loud whirring sound you’re hearing is the framers of the constitution spinning in their graves.