Comments: IL SB0667 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Illinois Way Forward Act. Amends the Illinois TRUST Act. In a provision concerning prohibition on enforcing federal civil immigration laws, provides that a law enforcement agency or law enforcement official may not inquire about or investigate the citizenship or immigration status or place of birth of any individual in the agency or official's custody or who has otherwise been stopped or detained by the agency or official. Provides that a certain provision shall not be construed to limit the ability of a law enforcement agency or law enforcement official to notify a person in the law enforcement agency's custody about that person's right to communicate with consular officers from that person's country of nationality, or facilitate such communication, in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations or other bilateral agreements. Provides that a specified provision shall not be construed to limit the ability of law enforcement agencies or officials to request evidence of citizenship or immigration status for specified purposes. Provides that unless otherwise limited by federal law, a law enforcement agency or law enforcement official may not deny services, benefits, privileges, or opportunities to an individual in custody or under probation status, including but not limited to eligibility or placement in a lower custody classification, educational, rehabilitative, or diversionary programs, on the basis of the individual's citizenship or immigration status, the issuance of an immigration detainer or civil immigration warrant against the individual, or the individual being in immigration removal proceedings. Provides that unless presented with a federal criminal warrant, or otherwise required by federal law, a law enforcement agency or official may not perform specified actions. Provides that law enforcement agencies shall submit a report annually to the Attorney General to ensure compliance with the Illinois TRUST Act. Provides that the Attorney General has enforcement powers to ensure compliance with the Illinois TRUST Act. Amends the Voices of Immigrant Communities Empowering Survivors (VOICES) Act. Makes similar changes. Provides for training officials to ensure compliance with this Act. Makes other changes. Defines terms. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 49-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2021-06-29 - Sent to the Governor [SB0667 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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