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July 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Committed to making Illinois a welcoming state, State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, and state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, respective members of the Black and Latino Caucus, unified their fellow caucus members to pen a letter to Gov. Rauner urging him to enact immigrant protections passed by the General Assembly at the end of May. 

(Pictured: State Rep. Chris Welch and state Rep. Lisa Hernandez)

“In the era of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, it is crucial that we come together, and speak up for one another because an attack on one of us is an attack against all of us,” Welch said. “African-Americans and Latinos have made tremendous gains in the last few decades and we cannot let a misguided president roll-back that progress, which is why this legislation and the fact that the members who represent some of the most diverse districts in Illinois came together in solidarity for one another speaks volumes. Again, I urge Governor Rauner to make it clear t...

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