We are a nation of immigrants. Bob is the grandson of immigrants, and has always viewed America as a safe haven for innocent families escaping genocide and persecution. While we must stop potentially dangerous people at the border, Bob believes we should not waste time and resources separating families, raiding homes and businesses, deporting DREAMERS, and putting innocent lives at risk.
Bob will work to protect the moral fabric of our state and our nation. Last January, Bob joined with 150 lawyers at O’Hare airport in response to the first Trump travel ban. As an Illinois State Representative, Bob will fight against the tide of President Trump’s racist and xenophobic efforts to block immigrants from coming to Illinois or America. He will support cities that decline to assist federal immigration enforcement and will work with police departments so that trust is not undermined by the policies coming out of the White House.