Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Illinois Governor Signs Two New Laws Protecting Immigrant Youth

From Lawndale News 

Immigrant rights advocates and state lawmakers stood alongside Governor JB Pritzker as he signed two new laws to protect immigration youth in Illinois on Tuesday. “The accomplishments we have secured together have been done in the name of this shared belief: Nobody should ever be treated as less than a person because of where they were born,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “That’s not the message coming from Washington. Just this morning, the Trump administration announced a new class of undocumented immigrants to be subjected to expedited deportation. Once again, they are demonizing people who don’t look and think like they do. There is no place for that in Illinois. I’m proud to sign legislation that offers greater stability to the lives of immigrant children who deserve all the hope we can give them.”

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