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Last week, state lawmakers in Utah passed a bill, almost unanimously, that would allow noncitizens to be employed as police officers.

The bill, S.B. 102 Peace Officer Training Qualifications Amendments, has now been sent to Utah Governor Spencer Cox, where it awaits his signature. It deletes the requirement that a police officer application be a U.S. citizen, and also deletes the requirement that the applicant be a “permanent” legal resident.

Applicants are required to be “lawful” residents of the U.S., who have lived in the U.S. legally for at least five years, are at least 21 years old, and are legally authorized to work in the U.S.

The Salt Lake County sheriff said the bill is needed because, “Recruiting is very tough right now. And there are a lot of individuals who don’t want to go into law enforcement. And there’s a lot of law enforcement officers who don’t want to do it anymore, simply because of the climate now.”

However, the sheriff did admit that conducting background checks for noncitizen applicants could be difficult, especially for those who come from refugee communities.

One organization, “Defending Utah,” is sounding the alarm, asking, “How can law enforcement officers swear their constitutionally required oath to protect the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic when they’re not even US Citizens?”

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40 COMMENTS

  1. How can non citizens take an oath to uphold the law when they are breaking the law by being in our country without going through the system plus no one can check their records plus who says they will uphold the law. They may use the uniform to break the law

  2. Absolutely NOT !! This is the dumbest idea I have heard today. Then again, I am sure the left will top it tomorrow. They have an abundance of stupidity in their arsenal.

  3. I think the idea of having anyone other than our own citizens as police officers, is the left’s way of ushering in UN forces altogether to take over

  4. That’s been tried and I remember an Australian woman that got shot in cold blood from a Somalian cop. Have we forgotten about that poor woman? What happened to that?, swept under the carpet. Nothing done. That is a prime example of my answer. Not only no but hell no!

  5. Law breakers can not be law enforcement. It’s a contradiction in terms. So, no….not even possible in real life. If you can’t background check….another not possible.

  6. It still says they must be a US citizen or a lawful resident of the US WHO has lived in the US LEGALLY for at least 5 years AND has legal authorization to work in the US. I still don’t like it as a police officer but it still requires them to be here legally.

  7. You gotta be f*cking kidding me! As a retired LEO after over 10 yrs. military Police service and over 20 yrs. as a civilian municipal officer this absolutely disgusts me! I can’t believe some damn Sheriff in Utah is behind this! I don’t care how difficult recruitment is right now…you increase other incentives like money and benefits!

  8. Utah has a whole lot of stupid, Romney now cox thinking non citizens can be police officers, so what’s from keeping them from letting drug dealers and smugglers go. You can’t make this stuff up people.

  9. Absolutely not! Bad idea! Nothing good will come of it. Insane thinking. Offer better incentives. Law enforcement is already hurting because of the crazy defund the police BS. Make law enforcement important again. Stop hating on those who protect us. Be the Sheriff and stand up for your officers. It’s your job to find good candidates. Give them more money!!

  10. We the bleeding heart Americans are the dumbest of the herd!! A few your racist remarks and bam we will hive you anything!! SMH

  11. Who in the world answered yes or undecided!!! You want someone with no allegiance to this country to protect you. They could be criminals for all you know. It’s disgusting. That want them so they can control them. This country is falling apart day by day.

  12. WE NEED A CITIZENS REVOLUTION NOW!! CITIZEN REBELLION. THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR VALUES AND WHAT AMERICA 🇺🇸 STLANDS FOR.. THEY WANT TO DESTROY OUR TRADITION AND OUR CONSTITUTION. TRUE PATRIOT AMERICANS NEED TO STAND UP.

  13. Absolutely not.. How is a non citizen supposed to question what a true citizen of the USA has done? How can illegal promote legality?absurd

  14. ABSOLUTELY NOT NEVER – FOREIGNERS ARE NOT LOYAL TO US CONSTITUTION & LAWS NOR PROTECTING USA & US CITIZENS – MOST FOREIGNERS TO USA NO LONGER COME FROM DECENT HUMANE WESTERN SOCIETIES – THEY ARE BORN, RAISED & BRED IN THIRD WORLD CRIMINAL LAWLESS SOCIETIES DEVOID OF GOD

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