Illinois Becomes Second State to Pass Immigrant tenant Protection Act

Illinois becomes only the second state to pass new protections of immigrants who rent property, state officials say. Members of the governor’s office staff say, the governor signed the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act into law on Aug. 21, 2019. The new law will keep landlords from evicting people, who rent from them because of their citizenship or immigration status. Officials also said landlords may not intimidate tenants by disclosing or threatening to disclose a tenant’s citizenship or immigration status to any person, entity, immigration or law enforcement agency, and a tenant may bring a civil action suit against a landlord engaging in any prohibited conduct.

 

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