Pritzker Signs Bill He Says Will Protect Immigrants And Refugees

AURORA, Ill.  — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed an executive order his office says will help protect immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

The Democratic governor says Republican President Donald Trump is “doing everything he can to attack immigrants and refugees.” Pritzker says instead his administration will “stand up for all of our children and families.”

Under the order the Illinois Department of Human Services would expand access to welcoming centers in the state for immigrants, refugees and those seeking asylum.

State agencies also would inform immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers about helpful programs and social and economic opportunities.