Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – Legal representation to those in immigration proceedings should be a fundamental right, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) argued this week as she passed the Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Act in the Senate Human Rights Committee.

“Having an immigration lawyer at your side dramatically increases the success rates of your case,” Villanueva said. “We must create a fairer legal system so that all residents, regardless of status, have an equal opportunity at justice.”

Read more: Villanueva: Access to immigration lawyers should be a fundamental right

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Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – To protect the wellbeing of immigrant communities, State Senator Celina Villanueva passed legislation in the Illinois Senate that would reinstate the Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Force.

“We need this task force in order to determine where relief efforts have fallen short for immigrant communities,” Villanueva said. “We must address the systemic disinvestment in our area and build a recovery that benefits all Illinoisans, regardless of status.”

Read more: Villanueva moves to reinstate Immigrant Impact Task Force

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Illinois Domestic Violence HotlineSPRINGFIELD – To protect women and children in Illinois, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) passed legislation the Illinois Senate that would establish the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission.

“Incidents of domestic violence have increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic,” Villanueva said. “Families are counting on us to take proactive measures to prevent violence.”

Read more: Villanueva passes legislation to create domestic violence commission

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Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – To protect first-generation college students from predatory business practices, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) passed legislation in the Illinois Senate that would create transparency and fairer guidelines for educational planning services.

“Companies that prey on first-generation and low-income students must be held accountable,” Villanueva said. “I am committed to empowering our state agencies to reel in these bad actors.”

Read more: Villanueva seeks to protect college students from predatory planning servicers

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Senator 11th District
623 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

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2501 S. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623