New Illinois laws limit state immigration enforcement

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the state budget and legislation related to a graduated income tax in Illinois, during a bill signing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Thompson Center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

DWIGHT, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that would ban privately operated immigrant detention centers.

A center had been proposed for Dwight in Livingston County. Mayor Jared Anderson tells radio station WJBC that it would have provided more than 300 jobs.

Pritzker said Friday he won’t allow private companies to profit over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. He also signed a bill banning local police from assisting in federal immigration enforcement.

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. Immigrant families and advocates are warning about planned arrests around the country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. But little is known about the agency’s work and how it carries out arrests of people suspected of being in the country illegally. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

Another bill allows Illinois college students to get public aid even if they’re in the country without legal permission.

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