Build justice for immigrants and refugees in Illinois: A matter of affirming the interdependent web of which we are ALL a part
In solidarity with our Immigrant justice folks who are going to Springfield on Wednesday, ask your legislators to support the RISE and the KIFTA ACTS. Both bills are out of committee and coming to the House floor for a vote up or down this week.
RISE (Retaining Illinois Students and Equity) HB2691: Mandates that Illinois state financial aid be made available to immigrant and refugee students in higher learning institutions, who are not eligible for federal aid.
KIFTA (Keep Illinois Families Together Act) HB1637: Protects Illinois residents from ICE activity in public places in Illinois and further limits collaboration between state or local law enforcement and ICE. New rules limit collaboration with immigration enforcement (ICE) in public schools, state-funded heath facilities, libraries, state offices and courthouses. Public facilities including schools and colleges will be prohibited from collecting information regarding citizenship status, and law enforcement agents may not inquire about citizenship or immigration status or place of birth of any individual.