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Sanctuary Cities
University of Illinois Law professor Francis Boyle argues the case for Urbana's "sanctuary" status before the Urbana City Council on Dec. 19, 2016.
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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Illinois Immigrant Protections

Illinois legislators are hoping to boost immigrant protections in response to President Donald Trump's executive orders, a move advocates say would essentially give the state "sanctuary" status. One proposal says schools, medical facilities and places of worship could bar access to federal immigration authorities or law enforcement working on their behalf.  A second proposal would limit cooperation between police and immigration authorities.

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