In July 2018, the Illinois Department of Transportation (ILDOT) released new rules for all passengers who were traveling from Illinois to other states, which included restricting the entry of foreign nationals, and imposed additional restrictions on international travelers.
In an article for the Illinois Policy Institute, Robert B. Langer, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, wrote that the new regulations are “the culmination of a longstanding effort to enforce an overly expansive and arbitrary federal immigration policy that has resulted in the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom have not been convicted of a crime.”
As he wrote, “The ILDOT has done so by applying a patchwork of state laws that were originally intended to govern interstate commerce and not interstate travel.”
The new regulations include the following: The ILDot will no longer allow entry to individuals who have been convicted in Illinois of a felony, aggravated criminal offense, drug offense, or for-profit entity, as well as individuals who are a member of a foreign government or a foreign entity designated by the United Nations to be a “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants.
In addition, ILDots will no more allow passengers traveling through the State of Illinois to board or disembark at any state-owned airport in Illinois.
ILDOTS will no less allow foreign nationals who have received temporary protected status (TPS) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enter the U.S. as long as they comply with certain security and immigration requirements.
ILDs will not no longer require foreign nationals with TPS status to obtain a visa before boarding U. S. air transportation.
In the new rules, ILDs stated that they will consider the immigration status of an individual before granting TPS or S-3 visas, and that if an individual is already a U.s. citizen, that individual is not required to obtain citizenship before applying for an ILDT visa.
ILs border officers will be allowed to search individuals at the border to determine if they are lawfully present in the U, even if they have a valid visa.
However, the ILDtps, in addition to requiring all individuals to have valid visas, will not require that any individual be present in Illinois to enter or leave the U States.
ILds border patrol agents will be able to conduct searches without a warrant, including without probable cause, in an area outside the borders of Illinois.
The ILdots border patrol officers will have the authority to issue citations, which can be used to enforce existing laws.
ILdts new regulations will also require that individuals not enter or exit the U S. with a valid ILD visa, or who have not obtained one.
The new rules will also expand the current law that allows ILdot agents to deny an ILDT visa to individuals with a criminal conviction that occurred outside the U of S. While the ILdotic agents will not be able, by law, to deny a visa to an individual who has been convicted under state or federal law, the new laws will allow ILdicts agents to issue a citation for violating the state laws and federal laws.
Under the new law, an ILdoto agent can issue a ticket to a person with a misdemeanor offense that is in addition a misdemeanor crime if the ticket is issued in conjunction with a separate ticket.
The citations issued by ILdotes agents will include a monetary penalty of $200 for the first offense, and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
The law also provides for civil fines of up to $50,000 and jail time of up from six months to three years for violations of the new ILDotes rules.
Under Illinois law, individuals with criminal convictions that occurred in Illinois, as a result of their illegal entry or reentry into the U., can be subject to fines and/or jail time if they violate federal immigration laws.
In response to the new Illinois regulations, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging the ILdtps rules, contending that the ILs rules violate the Constitution and federal law.
The Chicago-based ACLU argues that the Illinois state government has a right to set immigration policies and that the law’s enforcement provisions “do not provide adequate protection to citizens of the United States who are not convicted of any crime.”
The law’s provisions allow Illinois to detain individuals with felony convictions who are deported from the U and is a violation of the Constitution, and it is also unconstitutional under the U Constitution.
In a letter to the U-S.
Department of State, the ACLU argued that the policy of enforcing ILDos immigration policies “is unconstitutional and in violation of Article III, Section 5 of the Ust-day Agreement and is therefore not subject to judicial review.”
In response, the State Department issued a statement on its website saying that the U State Department “is committed to upholding the rights of U. s. citizens and residents to travel abroad