Lawmaker Wants to Stop Illinois from Doing Business with Companies that Help Build Trump’s Border Wall

Illinois Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, argues legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Springfield, Il. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has released figures breaking down how much each Illinois school district would receive next year under his education funding plan. …
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A Democratic Illinois lawmaker wants to keep his state from contracting with companies that would help construct a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi sponsored a bill Wednesday that would stop the Illinois state government “from entering into a contract subject to the Code with a business that contracts with the federal government to build a wall along the border of Mexico and the United States of America.” The Illinois Investment Policy Board would be required to add every company that did contract work on the border wall to a list of “restricted companies.”

Currently, only companies that have business in Iraq and Sudan and boycott Israel are banned from receiving state contracts.

The ban would last until the next president is inaugurated in 2021.

On Twitter, Guzzardi tweeted that he wants to “kick Trump’s ass”:

Guzzardi, who supports giving U.S. citizenship to illegal aliens, did not to respond to a request for comment.

Democratic officials across the country dug in their heels after President-elect Donald Trump’s election, vowing to stop any attempts to enforce immigration law. New York City may delete its database of illegal aliens who applied for ID cards in order to help shield them from deportation. New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle have announced their intention to act as sanctuary cities for illegal aliens and keep the American taxpayer-funded benefits flowing for illegal immigrants.

H/T: Sebastian Gorka