John Cullerton

Senate overrides Rauner veto on immigrant crime-victim visas

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday rejected Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation designed to ensure immigrant crime victims who cooperate with police get the assistance they need to stay in the country.

The 40-12 vote to override the Republican's veto came just a week after the end of a national election campaign in which GOP President Donald Trump made illegal immigration a key issue.

But Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, referenced what he called the "ugly black-market sex trade" that coerces girls and women from other countries into coming to the U.S. as justification for setting a 90-day deadline for police agencies to sign the...

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