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In 2017, the Illinois legislature passed the TRUST Act, which prohibits local law enforcement from holding a person based on a “detainer” issued by immigration authorities unless presented with a signed judicial warrant. However, three men recently filed lawsuits after they were arrested for minor traffic infractions and detained by the Sheriffs in Ogle and Stephenson Counties until federal immigration authorities came to pick them up, even after they already had posted bond. On this episode, we speak with Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Executive Director of PASO – West Suburban Action Project, and ACLU of IL Immigrant Rights’ Attorney Aarón Siebert-Llera about these lawsuits and a new campaign to ensure uniform enforcement of the TRUST Act across Illinois.

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