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Governor Pat Quinn signed two executive orders as he walked out the door after being defeated in November. According to the Illinois Review, he claimed they were aimed at making Illinois “more welcoming to illegal immigrants” and creating more competition for Illinois residents trying to find jobs.

Quinn took executive action to curb deportations and give work permits to immigrants who came to Illinois illegally. He also issued an order prohibiting state law enforcement agencies from stopping anyone based solely on citizenship or immigration status, or from detaining anyone based only on an immigration detainer or administrative warrant.

Incoming Republican Governor Bruce Rauner didn’t comment on the orders, but has said he supports President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegals, calling it a “great start.”

News Radio 1200 WOAI reported that there has been another surge of illegal immigrants since the President’s order.

“We’re seeing upwards of 60 to 100 people a day,” says Brenda Riojas, who operates programs for illegal immigrants at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, which was at the center of this past summer’s flood of immigrants. She says that compares with 200 per day that were being helped by her church at the height of the influx of refugees this past summer. She says it is not unusual for there to be a ‘mini spike’ of illegal immigrants coming in the winter, but this is far more than normal.

It’s believed the majority of the illegals are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, and especially Honduras.


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  1. Tim

    This is what you voted for this is what you get. Now recall the new gov because he isn’t liberal enough


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