Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Bill Limiting State Immigration Enforcement
The bill also prevents privately operated immigration detention centers from being opened in Illinois
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers.
A center had been proposed for Dwight in Livingston County. Mayor Jared Anderson told radio station WJBC that it would have provided more than 300 jobs.
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Pritzker said Friday he won't allow private companies to profit over President Donald Trump's immigration policies. He also signed a bill banning local police from assisting in federal immigration enforcement.
Another bill allows Illinois college students to get public aid even if they're in the country without legal permission.