Morrison fought against Trust Act, says it interferes with lawful action
Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) tried to stop Illinois from becoming a sanctuary state by asking Gov. Bruce Rauner not to sign Senate Bill 31, according to Illinois Review.
Morrison co-signed a letter with Reps. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee), John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) and David Welter (R-Morris), as well as Sens. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) and Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), in which they pleaded with Rauner.
“As elected Republican Legislators we are compelled to represent our constituents and our party by respectfully urging you to veto Senate Bill 31, the so called 'Trust Act,'" the lawmakers wrote. “Law enforcement, elected officials, and the federal government have all sworn to protect individual rights and the U.S. Constitution. We agree in checks and balances, but the State should not interfere with lawful action by the federal government.”
Rauner signed the bill three days after receiving the letter, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The measure prevents state and local law enforcement officers from carrying out federal requests to detain individuals in situations where the federal authorities do not have a warrant.
“We see SB31 as what it is, this bill is a political ploy,” the lawmakers wrote. “Signing SB31 into law does more political harm than good. Please veto SB(31) and let’s continue to work on the reforms Illinois so desperately needs.”