HB 5559

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Victims Of Sanctuary Cities


Creates the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act. Provides that any individual, or, if the individual is deceased or permanently incapacitated, a spouse, parent, or child of the individual, who is the victim of a murder, rape, or any felony in the State, for which an alien who benefited from a sanctuary policy has been arrested, convicted, or sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least one year, may bring a sanctuary-related civil action for compensatory damages against a sanctuary jurisdiction in the appropriate court if the sanctuary jurisdiction failed to comply with: (1) a request with respect to the alien that was lawfully made by the Department of Homeland Security; and (2) a detainer for or notify about the release of the alien. Provides that such a sanctuary-related civil action may not be brought later than 10 years after the occurrence of the crime or the death of a person as a result of the crime, whichever occurs later. Provides for the cooperation between federal and local law enforcement. Provides that nothing may be construed to provide immunity to any person who knowingly violates the civil or constitutional rights of an individual.

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Feb 18, 2020


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 14, 2020


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Allen Skillicorn

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