Munoz proud to support immigrants

munoz 032819CHICAGO – Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) commended the governor’s signing of three measures that will provide security and support for undocumented immigrants across Illinois.

“Illinois has always been a refuge for people from all over the world,” Munoz said. “For that reason, we are proudly one of the most culturally diverse states in the country. These measures ensure that our immigrant families feel safe and will remain here at home.”

The following legislation was signed into law today:

  • House Bill 2691, which provides access to financial aid for undocumented students and other groups of students who have limited access to aid.
  • House Bill 2040, which bars the state and local communities from entering into contracts for private immigration detention centers.
  • House Bill 1637, which bars law enforcement agreements that deputize police to act as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.


House Bills 2040 and 1637 are now under effect, while HB 2691 goes into effect on Jan. 1.

Sen. Antonio Munoz

1st District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1999 - Present

Committee assignments: Assignments;  Executive Appointments (Chairperson); Executive; Insurance; Veterans Affairs; Energy and Public Utilities.

Biography: Born Feb. 18, 1964, in Chicago; served in U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division; City of Chicago-Mayor's License Commission, Local Liquor Control Section (1990); Dept. of Aviation; Mayor's Office of Budget & Management; member of Fraternal Order of Police; married (wife, Patricia), has three children.

Associated Representatives:
Theresa Mah
Aaron M. Ortiz