Resolution 07-R-240: Declaring Cook County a “Fair and Equal County for Immigrants"



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In this Resolution, the Board of Commissioners of Cook County dictates that no Cook County bureau, office, department, employee, or other Cook County agency shall condition the provision of Cook County benefits, opportunities, or services on citizenship or immigrant status or disclose citizenship and immigration status. The Resolution further states that the Cook County Sheriff’s Office generally shall not assist in the investigation of citizenship or immigrant status of any resident and specifies the range of acceptable forms of personal identification in the County.



Sanctuary Policies, Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Social Security and Medicare, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act, “Sanctuary Laws”, “Fair and Equal County for Immigrants”, Immigration status, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Bureau of Health Services (CCBH), Matricula consular (consulate-issued document), Illinois driver’s license, Inspector General (“Inspector General”), Cook County Code (Vol. I, Ch. 2, Art. IV, Div. 5, Sec. 2-285)