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State Rep. Jeanne Ives Calls for Repeal of Sanctuary State Law

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Republican primary opponent is calling on him to repeal a law that gives undocumented immigrants sanctuary status in Illinois.

Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives says she has filed a bill that would repeal the Trust Act, which prohibits local law enforcement officials from stopping people based on immigration status, and makes it harder for law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

“Sanctuary state protects those who violate the law at the expense of those who follow the law,” Ives said. “Sanctuary state pits law enforcement agencies against one another, rather than encouraging corporation in the interest of making communities safer.”

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