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Gov. Pritzker signs bill that prohibits jails in the state from housing ICE detainees

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Monday that will prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and severely limit local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. On Monday, Pritzker signed SB 667 […]

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Letter: Lake County Sheriff says they will not enforce federal laws on immigrant community

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and dozens of law enforcement nationwide have signed a letter saying their agencies will not participate in federal immigration enforcement in hopes of gaining trust from the immigrant community. “In the wake of the August 3 El Paso mass shooting as well as the other acts of mass violence we […]