Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”), and NIAC Action strongly condemn the federal government’s proposal to make its “Backdoor Muslim Ban” permanent, and announce the launch of web portals to facilitate public comment.
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TRUST Act Signed into Law in Illinois
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed the Illinois TRUST Act (SB 31) into law this morning, enacting the nation’s strongest state-level due process protections for immigrants who fear any interaction with local police could result in deportation.
Gov. Rauner signs automatic voter registration bill after bipartisan passage in legislature
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1933 to create automatic voter registration in Illinois on Monday, the culmination of years of organizing and legislative work by lawmakers and advocates in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition of civic and voting rights groups.
Advancing Justice Condemns President’s Pardon of Arpaio and Directive to Implement a Transgender Ban
We condemn the President’s actions directing the implementation of a military ban on transgender individuals — a move motivated purely by bigotry, and we are outraged President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, sending yet another dog whistle to white supremacists.
Community groups encouraged by Rauner’s comments on Illinois TRUST Act
We are encouraged by Governor Rauner’s positive comments this morning regarding the Illinois TRUST Act. This moves Illinois one step closer to common-sense, Constitutional, state-level public safety policy.