Local Lawmakers Push Safe Zones Immigration Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mony Ruiz-Velasco, executive director of PASO. | File 

As the Trump Administration continues to ramp up arrests and deportation of undocumented immigrants across the nation, two local state lawmakers have advanced a proposal aimed at creating safe zones for them in public spaces.

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Welch Sponsors ‘Safe Zones’ Immigrant Bill

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 || By Tom Holmes || Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews On Jan. 12, Rep. Emmanuel “Chris” Welch (D-8th) filed a billed called the Immigration Safe Zones Act, HB426. A synopsis of HB426 on the State of Illinois General Assembly website states: “[HB426] provides that schools, medical treatment and health care facilities, and places of worship may not grant access to state … Continue reading Welch Sponsors ‘Safe Zones’ Immigrant Bill