* The Fox News Channel covers the governor’s signing of the TRUST Act today…
The governor’s office pointed to a decision made by an Illinois-based federal court that immigration detainer orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are illegal.
A spokesperson from Rauner’s office told Fox News that the law “coincides” with that ruling.
They may have meant “codifies,” which is standard procedure in cases like these. You generally want your statutes to conform to judicial rulings.
But fellow Republicans are calling the bill another “sanctuary” measure — the kind the Trump administration has been fighting in cities across the country.
Asked for comment about the new Illinois law on Monday, a Justice Department official was critical.
“As the Attorney General has said, when cities and states refuse to help enforce immigration laws, our nation is less safe,” DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley told Fox News. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted for criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk – especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators.”