Sanctuary State'? GOP Gov. Under Fire for Immigration Law
By Brooke Singman | Fox News
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation on Monday that would limit cooperation with federal immigration officials, angering members of his own party who say the law creates a "sanctuary state."
The Illinois TRUST Act -- a bill that was passed by the state’s General Assembly in May -- bans local law enforcement from stopping, arresting, searching or detaining anyone based solely on immigration status. More controversially, it bars local officials from detaining anyone solely on the basis of a federal immigration detainer, unless federal officials have a criminal warrant.
The governor’s office and other supporters say the law does not constitute a “sanctuary” policy; one provision makes clear that the TRUST Act does not prohibit communication between federal and local officials.