Ill. Gov. signs 3 immigrant protection bills

Ill. Gov. signs 3 immigrant protection bills
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a package of legislation to protect Illinois’ immigrant community. (Source: KFVS)

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a package of legislation to protect Illinois’ immigrant community.

Officials with the governor’s office said the signing of the three bills comes amid growing attacks from the federal government.

Gov. Pritzker signed the following legislation Friday morning, June 21 at University of Illinois at Chicago:

  • House Bill 2040: Private Detention Facility Moratorium Act. HB 2040 bans immigrant detention centers in the state of Illinois.
  • House Bill 1637: Keep Illinois Families Together Act. HB 1637 prohibits local law enforcement agencies from engaging in federal immigration enforcement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • House Bill 2691: Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act. HB 2691 allows undocumented and transgender students to received MAP grants and institutional aid at public institutions.

All three bills take effect immediately.

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