BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, is calling for an immediate end to the Trump administration’s continued tearing apart of families seeking asylum at the border, resulting in children being separated from their parents.
“Trump’s decision to separate defenseless children evokes some of the cruelest acts that humans have ever carried out against one another,” said Carroll. “Trump has not learned from history’s cruelty, he is rather repeating it.”
During the legislative year, Carroll supported multiple measures aimed at aiding immigrant families. Most notably, Senate Bill 34 makes it easier for victims of sexual and domestic abuse to receive a visa that would let them stay in the U.S., and Senate Bill 35 limits the assistance a state-funded agency may give to federal immigration officials that would violate an individual’s rights.
“America is supposed to uphold human rights, not trample on them,” Carroll continued. “I will continue to do everything in my powerful to stop Trump’s attack on our values.”