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Illinois Targets Trump's Immigration Agenda

The Illinois TRUST Act is an effort to resist federal pressure to crack down on undocumented immigrants.
An ICE agent arrests an Iranian immigrant in California in May.
An ICE agent arrests an Iranian immigrant in California in May. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

As anti-sanctuary cities proliferate in jurisdictions across the country, a new bill in Illinois aims to hobble the reach of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the state.

On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will sign the Illinois TRUST Act (SB-31), which restricts local law enforcement from handing undocumented immigrants over to federal immigration agencies without a judicial warrant. Under SB-31, local law enforcement is also prohibited from making arrests, stopping people, or detaining them based solely upon the basis of their citizenship or immigration status.