August 24, 2018
To the Honorable Members of
The Illinois Senate
100th General Assembly:
Today I veto Senate Bill 3103 from the 100th General Assembly, which would restrict landlord reporting of undocumented immigrants to any immigration law enforcement agency.
Federal law (8 U.S. Code § 1373) prohibits any person or government entity from restricting in any way any government entity or official from sending to the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any individual, requesting or receiving such information, or exchanging such information with any other government entity.
Illinois continues to be a welcoming state for all and continuously strives to protect the rights of all residents. However, we must comply federal law.
Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 3103, entitled “AN ACT concerning civil law,” with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.