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Illinois targets Trump’s immigration agenda

An article in The Atlantic’s City Lab about a new
Illinois proposal that would restrict local law enforcement from
handing undocumented immigrants over to federal immigration
agencies without a judicial warrant interviews Rick Su, professor
of law, who said some fear the state bill’s limitations on
local law enforcement could also have an unintended consequence
— a rapid expansion of ICE. “Detainers, local
involvement, came about because the earlier strategy —
federal raids and sweeps — were such bad optics. So they
redirected their efforts to what was a little bit more invisible:
picking up people who were already in jail,” he said.
“If they see they’re not going to get local
cooperation, we may see a dramatic expansion of ICE, neighborhood
raids and workplace raids.”

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