(705 ILCS 205/2)
(from Ch. 13, par. 2)
Licensing of noncitizens.
(a) No person shall be prohibited from receiving a license solely because he or she is not a citizen of the United States.
(b) The Supreme Court of this State may grant a license to a person who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements to practice law within this State, satisfies the following requirements:
(1) the United States Department of Homeland Security
has approved the person's request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
(2) the person's Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals has not expired or has been properly renewed; and
(3) the person has a current and valid employment
authorization document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.
The General Assembly finds and declares that this subsection (b) is a state law within the meaning of subsection (d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
(c) The Illinois Supreme Court may promulgate any orders or rules necessary to implement this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 99-419, eff. 1-1-16