Hernandez Condemns Gov. Rauner for Defunding Immigrant Services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, member of the Latino Caucus, issued the following statement after Gov. Bruce Rauner unilaterally zeroed out appropriated funding for Welcoming Centers and cut funding for Immigrant Integration...

Hernandez Condemns Trump Administration for Ending DACA

CICERO, Ill.– State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, member of the Latino Caucus, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which was put in place...

Welch Legislation Protecting Immigrants Becomes Law

WESTCHESTER, Ill. –Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, aimed at preventing undocumented immigrants with no criminal backgrounds from being detained by law enforcement and increasing trust between communities and local law enforcement was...