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Record #: R2018-838   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Call for Governor Bruce Rauner to sign Immigrant Tenant Protection Act and Safe Zones Act
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Solis, Daniel
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2018-838.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, on May 31, 2018 the Illinois General Assembly passed the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act and the Safe Zones Act; and

WHEREAS, the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act would prohibit landlords from harassing or discriminating against tenants solely on the basis of alienage; and

WHEREAS, the Safe Zones Act would provide protections against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in sensitive locations such as schools, hospitals, and courthouses; and

WHEREAS, both bills have been transmitted to Governor of the State of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, for approval; and

WHEREAS, Illinois has developed a comprehensive framework of legal protections for immigrants including the Illinois Trust Act, prohibiting law enforcement officials across the State from detaining individuals based solely on their immigration status, which the Governor signed; and

WHEREAS, Illinois leaders must continue to advocate for stability in housing as an issue of human dignity; and

WHEREAS, Illinois leaders must continue to provide special protections for those in schools, hospitals, and seeking justice in the courts; and

WHEREAS, it has always been the cherished duty of local government to provide for the protection and safety of its residents, especially in times of federal inaction; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council do hereby urge the Governor of the State of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, to sign the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act and the Safe Zones Act; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the

 

 

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