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Voters reject sanctuary policies nationwide; remains touchy issue in Illinois




SPRINGFIELD  – Protecting persons in the U.S. illegally over natural U.S. citizens is a concept that Americans are not happy their lawmakers are embracing, a new Rasmussen poll says. 

Illinois Democrats embraced the sanctuary idea earlier this year when they passed legislation to restrict local law enforcement from working with federal immigration authorities, as did the only elected Republican – Governor Bruce Rauner.

The issue appears to be a touchy one Rauner's Republican Primary challenger Jeanne Ives will poke Thursday when she proposes a bill to repeal the state's new law, her campaign suggests.

Few voters agree with a San Francisco jury’s decision clearing an illegal immigrant repeat criminal of killing 32-year-old Kate Steinle, and there’s sizable support for punishing lawmakers who protect criminal illegals from federal immigration authorities.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the jury’s decision that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was not guilty of murder, involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon. Forty-nine percent (49%) disagree with that verdict, while 31% are undecided.


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  1. This is why Rep. Jeanne Ives’ candidacy is so terribly valuable. She will be the only candidate for Governor speaking the truth about the impact of illegal alien sanctuary.
    Rauner may spend millions – but can that cash overcome his (and his leftist wife’s) wildly unpopular — and immoral — illegal alien sanctuary state advocacy?
    We’ll see!

  2. Jeanne Ives Has Never Ever Ever Spoken out Againt illegal immigration. NEVER! Sure looks like political Grandstanding to me. And with Dan Proft being her boss, well he has always been Pro-illegal alien. He really love Elevira Arelleno, and stood up for her Over and over. If Jeanne is an ALEC General, the corporations want Cheap labor and Jeanne has to deliver.