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Attorney General Madigan urges Governor Rauner to protect Illinois immigrants

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today sent a letter to Gov. Rauner condemning the federal executive orders on immigration and urging him to use his authority to protect all Illinois residents from the harm caused by the executive actions. While there is a temporary halt to the immigration travel ban, other provisions of the Orders could greatly impact the lives of Illinois immigrants.

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Attorney General Madigan Condemns Trump’s Executive Orders Decimating Financial Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“The CFPB, the Dodd Frank reforms, and the Fiduciary Rule provide critical consumer protections against another economic collapse. Americans need strong advocates and laws against Wall Street greed and other financial fraud. The CFPB has a tremendous record of uncovering and ending unfair financial practices that undermine Americans’ financial security.

“Many predatory and unlawful financial practices that targeted consumers were at the heart of our country’s economic collapse. These practices had devastating impacts across America but in particular on low-income communities that still have not fully recovered. Without these important protections, the vast majority of Americans will have no one protecting their financial interests.”

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Attorney General Madigan & 15 Other Attorneys General Condemn Trump’s Unconstitutional Executive Order on Immigration, Vow to Uphold Constitution

“As the chief legal officers for over 130 million Americans and foreign residents of our states, we condemn President Trump’s unconstitutional, unAmerican and unlawful Executive Order and will work together to ensure the federal government obeys the Constitution, respects our history as a nation of immigrants, and does not unlawfully target anyone because of their national origin or faith.

Religious liberty has been, and always will be, a bedrock principle of our country and no president can change that truth.

Yesterday, multiple federal courts ordered a stay of the Administration’s dangerous Executive Order. We applaud those decisions and will use all of the tools of our offices to fight this unconstitutional order and preserve our nation’s national security and core values.

We are confident that the Executive Order will ultimately be struck down by the courts. In the meantime, we are committed to working to ensure that as few people as possible suffer from the chaotic situation that it has created.”

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Attorney General Madigan Seeks to Defend Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“I fought for the creation of the CFPB after our country’s economic collapse to make sure that a federal agency fights for Americans’ financial interests against Wall Street fraud,” Madigan said. “The CFPB has a strong and successful record of protecting consumers from unfair and predatory financial practices that undermine Americans’ financial security.”

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Lisa Madigan Sues Navient, Sallie Mae For Student Loan Offenses

Navient and Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish – and that is why Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing both.

The lawsuit alleges they engaged in aggressive and widespread subprime lending – leading to tens of thousands of bad loans in Illinois.

“One of the most egregious offenses we found is that Navient saddled students with expensive and risky subprime loans that they designed it to fail,” Madigan said.

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AG Madigan Asks Feds to Forgive Federal Student Loans of Former Westwood College Students

“For-profit Westwood and Everest Colleges fraudulently lured students to enroll in poorly or non-accredited programs that resulted in students taking out millions of dollars in federal student loans,” Madigan said. “The Department of Education has evidence of the schools’ fraudulent conduct, and it should immediately provide relief to these former students by discharging their federal loans.”

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