Illinois is still looking to get around recent federal demands to share police records on illegal immigrants. Mark Fleming, with Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center, says the federal government's actions go against the state's rights.
Fleming says states are not required to help the federal government with regulatory policies.
The state isn't ruling out the possibility of suing the federal government over the program they say is aimed at mass deportation rather than targeting criminal activity. Fleming has already filed a lawsuit on behalf of two U.S. residents he says had their rights violated through the Secure Communities program.