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New 2022 Illinois Immigration Laws

New 2022 Illinois Immigration Laws

Hundreds of new laws go into effect in Illinois in 2022, including 3 new immigration laws that protect the rights of immigrants. Here are the new 2022 Illinois immigration laws you should know about.

3 New Illinois Immigration Laws

Hate Crimes
SB 01596: Committing a crime against a person because of their actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status will now be considered a hate crime in the state of Illinois. The Illinois state criminal code was expanded to include anti-immigration bias as a hate crime.

Constitutional Rights
HB 00709: Requires the Department of Human Services to educate immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and other non-residents of their rights under the U.S. Constitution and Illinois law.

Public Defenders for Non-Citizens 
HB 02790: Allows public defenders in a county with more than three million inhabitants to provide legal representation for noncitizens in immigration cases. Starting in January, the Cook County Public Defenders Office can represent non-citizens in deportation cases under the Defenders For All Act. Cook County is the third jurisdiction in the United States to offer representation to immigrants facing deportation.

Are You An Immigrant And Need Your Rights Protected?

The attorneys at Chicago’s Godoy Law Office fight for the rights of immigrants in Illinois and help immigrants navigate the complex and numerous immigration policies, procedures, and regulations. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-912-0322.

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