Rauner: I do not support sanctuary cities or Illinois being a sanctuary state
Congress unveiled a bipartisan spending package Wednesday that'd keep the government funded through September.
The $1.3 trillion budget boosts defense funding but doesn't include a fix for DACA.
Gov. Bruce Rauner gave his opinion on illegal immigration Thursday.
He said he supports legal immigration, but he said illegal immigration prevents Americans from rising through the middle class.
In August of 2017, Rauner signed the Illinois Trust Act.
The law prevents local law enforcement for arresting someone solely based on their immigration status.
His action alienated some Republicans, who think it makes Illinois a sanctuary state.
"The bill that I signed is being falsely, falsely in the political process, being called a sanctuary bill,” Rauner said. “It is not a sanctuary bill, Illinois is not a sanctuary state. I do not support sanctuary cities or Illinois being a sanctuary state."
Rauner said the Trust Act specifically said police should coordinate and communicate with federal immigration agents.
He went on to said he'll work with the Trump administration just as he worked with the Obama administration to ensure Illinois gets its share of federal dollars and support.