Martin Sandoval

Illinois lawmakers urge Rauner to say no to Trump on border

Illinois Senate Democrats urged Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday to reject any request from President Donald Trump to send National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

The Senate voted 33-22 on a resolution a day after Republican Rauner said he would comply with a presidential request, if made, for troops to help prevent illegal immigration.

"We must keep the Illinois National Guard in Illinois, to protect the residents of Illinois," said Sen. Martin Sandoval, the Chicago Democrat sponsoring the resolution.

Republican governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have pledged up to 4,000 troops. California's Democratic governor, Jerry Brown,...