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Waukegan Immigration Law Blog

Will Illinois become a sanctuary state?

Governor Bruce Rauner is considering signing the Illinois Trust Act. This legislation is aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants in Illinois.

The Trust Act was passed by both chambers of the Illinois legislature last May. If enacted, Illinois would become what is commonly referred to as a “sanctuary state.” This means that federal agents will generally need a warrant before detaining any undocumented immigrants.

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