“Our country was built by immigrants and refugees who came here in search of a better life,” Madigan said in the release. “Illinois is home to nearly 2 million immigrants who contribute to our state in invaluable ways. I will fight to ensure Illinois remains a safe and welcome home for immigrants and refugees.”
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today sent a letter to Gov. Rauner condemning the federal executive orders on immigration and urging him to use his authority to protect all Illinois residents from the harm caused by the executive actions. While there is a temporary halt to the immigration travel ban, other provisions of the Orders could greatly impact the lives of Illinois immigrants.
Madigan fought for many of the provisions in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including the provisions that created the CFPB, to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive and abusive financial practices.