Illinois Senate President promotes illegal immigrant "sanctuary state" legislation
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois could take steps towards becoming a state where illegal immigrants will find protection from federal immigration detainers, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
SB 22, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, as well as Democrat state senators Antonio Munoz, Kwame Raoul and Heather Steans will be heard Wednesday in Executive Committee.
Cullerton legislation creates the Illinois TRUST Act, which provides there being no legal authority under which the federal government may compel an expenditure of State or local law enforcement agency resources to comply with an immigration detainer or administrative warrant, no law enforcement agency may detain or continue to detain any individual on the basis of any immigration detainer or administrative warrant, or otherwise comply with an immigration detainer or administrative warrant.
It provides that no law enforcement official shall stop, arrest, search, detain, or continue to detain a person based solely on that person's citizenship or immigration status or an administrative warrant entered into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center database, or any successor or similar database maintained by the United States.