100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Immigration Safe Zones Act. Provides that schools, medical
treatment and health care facilities, and places of worship may not grant
access to State and local law enforcement agencies that have entered into
an agreement with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or
undertake other joint efforts with federal, State, or local law enforcement
agencies to investigate, detain, or arrest individuals for violation of
federal immigration law, unless a court has issued a warrant and
appropriate personnel have reviewed that warrant
and have consented to
access or unless required by law and appropriate personnel have consented.
Prohibits employees of elementary and secondary schools and institutions of
higher education from asking about a student's immigration status or that
of the student's family members, with exceptions. Requires the Department
of Human Services to provide training or make training available to
teachers, administrators, and other staff of elementary and secondary
schools, as well as to medical treatment and health care facilities, on how
to deal with immigration issues and how to notify families of those issues
in multiple languages. Requires appropriate personnel of a facility to
develop a plan to provide assistance, information, and safety to persons
who are concerned about the government's immigration enforcement efforts.
Provides for the removal of certain file information by State agencies,
public schools, and public institutions of higher education. Contains a
severability clause. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning immigration.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Immigration Safe Zones Act.
The General Assembly makes the
(1) The State of Illinois is committed to ensuring that
all residents of this State are treated equally
notwithstanding race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, or immigration status.
(2) All residents of this State are entitled to live
with dignity and without fear.
(3) Immigrants in this State should be able to live
full and productive lives without fear of the government.
(4) The General Assembly shall continue to strive to
create an environment where all residents are protected to
the best of this State's ability.
In this Act:
"Appropriate personnel" means the personnel of a facility
listed in subsection (a) of Section 15 of this Act that the
Department of Human Services has determined, by rule, to be a