McCarter working to repeal Trust Act in Illinois
Sanctuary cities put citizens at risk of violent crime, Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) contends in a recent press release.
McCarter said Illinois' recently enacted Trust Act makes the state a haven for violent undocumented immigrants, shielding them from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies.
“We are learning about stories almost on a weekly basis involving illegals and the violent crimes they are committing,” McCarter said in the release. “We’ve seen this occur in California and Florida. In some cases, the illegal has been previously deported only to return.”
According to CapitalFax.com, McCarter is one of several Illinois Republican lawmakers attempting to repeal the act, which keeps police from stopping or detaining suspected illegal immigrants without a warrant.
"I have filed a bill – Senate Bill 2228 – to repeal the so-called Trust Act," he said in the release. "It is cosponsored by my Senate Republican colleague Tim Bivins, the former Sheriff of Lee County, Illinois. Similar legislation was filed in the House by Representatives John Cabello (R-Rockford) and David McSweeney (R-Barrington)."
McCarter also took issue with the law’s stipulation that police officers are not allowed to hold someone in custody even if that person is considered a national security threat.