- Published: 21 May 2015
Today, Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez spoke at a rally in the Capitol for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).
During her speech, Senator Martinez discussed the importance of funding essential services for immigrants.
ICIRR brought over 500 immigrant leaders to the Capitol to fight for funding programs that help immigrants integrate themselves into their new communities.
In his proposed budget, Gov. Rauner eliminated the Immigrant Services line item. Programs funded through the Immigrant Services line item provide many immigrant families with key services including U.S. citizenship application assistance and language-appropriate assistance.