Illinois to force landlords to rent to illegal immigrants

The passing of the bill comes as illegal immigrants flood through the US-Mexico border under the Biden administration's open-border policies.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Illegal immigrants will soon be granted housing rights in the state of Illinois after Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law that makes "immigration status" a protected class. This means that landlords will not be able to deny illegal immigrants housing as average home prices skyrocket across the state.

In June, Gov. Pritzker signed SB 1817 into law, which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to include "immigration status" as a protected class, Breitbart News reports

Democrat State Sen. Ann Gillespie praised the passing of the bill in a statement claiming that it promotes fairness despite the migrants entering the US both illegally and unfairly.

"This law sets clear boundaries, protecting the rights of immigrants and ensuring that financial institutions and service providers cannot engage in discriminatory practices," Gillespie said. "Putting these protections in place will promote fairness to ensure people are not unjustly denied housing."

Breitbart noted that the passing of the bill comes at a hefty price to Americans struggling to find a place to live amid increasing housing costs. In Chicago, the most populated city in Illinois, the median rent has increased from $1,750 per month to $1,900 a month compared to last year.

Illegal immigration has had a significant impact on the housing market in the United States, with decades of research showing that mass immigration has raised housing costs by $3.7 trillion, according to Bloomberg.

Republican Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance has long warned about the negative impact mass migration has on the housing market, especially for first-time home buyers.

Sen. Vance told the outlet: "Think about what this does for housing prices when you have to house 10 million people that shouldn’t be here, that drives up the costs of housing when interest rates are already through the roof. This is economic warfare and theft of the American dream from American citizens, that is the big problem here and that’s why we have to keep fighting it."

The passing of the bill comes as illegal immigrants flood through the US-Mexico border under the Biden administration's open-border policies. The crisis has impacted cities across the US, including Chicago, where residents are actively fighting back and demanding legislators take action. Low-income communities are especially frustrated with the state's proposed $51 million aid package for illegal immigrants.

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