State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced , by Rep. Celina Villanueva


New Act

    Creates the Immigration Task Force Act. Creates the Immigration Task Force. Provides for membership of the Task Force. Provides for meetings of the Task Force. Provides that members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides for administrative and other support to the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to examine specified issues related to immigrant communities in this State. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2021. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Immigration Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Immigration Task Force.
7    (a) There is hereby established the Immigration Task Force.
8    (b) The Task Force shall consist of 24 members appointed as
10        (1) one member appointed by the President of the
11    Senate;
12        (2) one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
13    Representatives;
14        (3) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
15    Senate;
16        (4) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
17    House of Representatives;
18        (5) one representative of the Governor's Office;
19        (6) one representative of the Governor's Office of
20    Management and Budget;
21        (7) one representative of the Lieutenant Governor's
22    Office;
23        (8) the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing



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1    Development Authority, or his or her designee;
2        (9) the Secretary of Human Services; or his or her
3    designee;
4        (10) the Director on Aging, or his or her designee;
5        (11) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
6    or his or her designee;
7        (12) the Director of Children and Family Services or
8    his or her designee;
9        (13) the Director of Public Health or his or her
10    designee;
11        (14) the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
12    his or her designee;
13        (15) the Director of Human Rights or his or her
14    designee; and
15        (16) 9 representatives from organizations offering aid
16    or services to immigrants, appointed by the Governor.
17    (c) The Task Force shall convene as soon as practicable
18after the effective date of this Act, and shall hold at least
1912 meetings. Members of the Task Force shall serve without
20compensation. The Department of Human Services and the
21Department of Human Rights, along with any other State agency
22relevant to the issue of immigration in this State shall
23provide administrative and other support to the Task Force.
24    (d) The Task Force shall examine the following issues:
25        (1) what the State of Illinois is currently doing to
26    proactively help immigrant communities in this State,



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1    including whether such persons are receiving help to become
2    citizens, receiving help to become business owners, and
3    receiving aid for educational purposes;
4        (2) what can the State do going forward to improve
5    relations between the State and immigrant communities in
6    this State;
7        (3) what is the status of immigrant communities from
8    urban, suburban, and rural areas of this State, and have
9    adequate support and resources been provided to these
10    communities;
11        (4) the extent to which immigrants in this State are
12    being discriminated against;
13        (5) whether the laws specifically targeted to benefit
14    immigrant populations in this State are actually having a
15    beneficial effect; and
16        (6) whether the State has parity in terms of hiring
17    immigrant persons.
18    (e) The Task Force shall report its findings and
19recommendations based upon its examination of issues under
20subsection (d) to the Governor and the General Assembly on or
21before May 31, 2020.
22    Section 10. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.