Access Living Calls Upon IL General Assembly to Support Protections for Undocumented People with Disabilities


August 27, 2018 | by Emma Olson

Override the Governor’s Veto on SB34, SB35, and SB3103


Bridget Hayman

Director of Communications

(312) 640-2129

Access Living was extremely disappointed to hear Gov. Rauner announce Friday his plans to veto three immigration bills that would have offered vital human rights protections to undocumented immigrants with disabilities – The Voices Act (SB 34), the Immigration Safe Zones Act (SB 35) and the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act (SB 3103).  

These bills would have protected undocumented immigrants with disabilities who come forward after facing domestic violence and sexual assault; who seek medical attention and fear being detained by ICE when being treated; and who don’t file tenant complaints with their landlord for fear of being evicted because of their immigration status.

Vetoing these bills shows that Gov. Rauner is insensitive to the daily needs of many in our state, and it puts undocumented immigrants at unnecessary risk. Access Living calls upon the Illinois General Assembly to do the right thing and override the Governor’s veto of these three bills.

Disability rights are human rights.