Illinois is officially a ‘sanctuary state’ for immigrants

Illinois is officially a ‘sanctuary state’ for immigrants

Julia Esparza, Chicago Tribune Hoy (Aug 28, 2017)

This article highlights the signing and implementation of the TRUST Act by Governor Bruce Rauner in Chicago, IL which took place in August. This law denies local law enforcement the ability to detain people on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency charged with identifying and investigating immigrants present in the country illegally. It also prohibits local officials from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.

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