J.B. Pritzker on Immigration
Will not be complicit in shameful, draconian policies
We stood up for human rights and civil rights when we put Donald Trump on notice that Illinois will not be complicit in his shameful and draconian immigration policies.
We opted in--to welcoming refugees to Illinois--continuing a proud tradition in this state that stretches back to my great grandparents, welcomed here a century ago after fleeing anti-Semitism in Europe.
Source: 2020 Illinois State of the State address
, Jan 29, 2020
Welcome refugees; end Muslim ban
JB Pritzker released the following statement on World Refugee Day:
"Who we are as Americans is being tested by how we treat the thousands of families fleeing for their lives, seeking refuge in the land of the free," said JB Pritzker. "But
Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump have not only turned a blind eye, but actively refused refugees from entering our state and country.
Whether it's Rauner rejecting Syrian refugees or Trump separating families and banning Muslims, these silent partners closing our doors to mothers, fathers, and children is a grave moral failing. We are a state and nation of immigrants, and we
must welcome all with open arms. When I'm governor, I will fiercely fight against inhumanities like separating families at our border and denying refugees a new place to call home because the core values of this country depend on it."
Source: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial website JBPritzker.com
, Jun 20, 2018
Aid for undocumented people
I will enhance funding for immigrant and refugee services, increase health care options for undocumented adults, improve the U-Visa certification process for victims of violent crimes, provide access to financial aid for
undocumented students, oppose a federal registry program based on race, religion, and country of origin, and I will sign pro-immigrant laws like the Illinois Trust Act.
Source: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial website JBPritzker com
, Sep 15, 2017
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