ISBA President Cornelius addresses executive order on immigration
ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius made the following statement on behalf of the association about the executive order on immigration issued by President Trump last Friday.
This past weekend the attention of the nation was captured by the newly implemented immigration policy of President Donald J. Trump. The effects are playing out at airports around the country, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
The State of Illinois and the city of Chicago are international hubs of business, travel and political influence, with vibrant and successful immigrant communities. Many Illinois lawyers provide important legal advice on immigration, and they and others in the Illinois legal community will be busy in the coming weeks helping immigrants, employers and other stakeholders to assess the impact of the President's executive order and to respond appropriately within the framework of the law.
At this pivotal moment in our nation's history, the Illinois State Bar Association will diligently monitor and assess developments and look for ways to play constructive roles in educating the public and convening the legal profession. At times like these, lawyers and the rule of law take on their greatest importance in our democracy. The ISBA will do its very best to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the President's order.