Task Force on Black Immigrants

Board and Commission Details

Meeting Information

That the Task Force shall meet at the call of the co-chairs

Contact Name

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Function

The Task Force on Black Immigrants is created and charged with the task of studying the state of Black immigrants in Illinois and providing recommendations on how to assist them.

Compensation

None

Composition

(1) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House, who shall serve as co-chair; (2) One member appointed by the Senate President, who shall serve as co-chair; (3) One member appointed by the House Minority Leader; (4) One member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; (5) One member appointed by the Chair of the House Black Caucus; (6) One member appointed by the Chair of the Senate Black Caucus; (7) One member appointed by Governor; (8) One member appointed by the Lt. Governor; (9) The Director of the Department of Human Rights or his or her designee; (10) The Director of the Department of Human Services or his or her designee; (11) Three members representing diplomatic missions and trade organizations that serve Black immigrants, appointed by the Governor; (12) Two members from an organization dedicated to defending the rights and improving the quality of life for immigrants, appointed by the Speaker of the House; and (13) One member from a organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans in the State of Illinois, appointed by the Senate President; and be it further

Authority

HJR18, 103rd General Assembly


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Harper, Rep. Sonya M. 11/06/2023 Speaker of the House Member, Co-Chair
Hunter, Sen. Mattie 01/08/2025 08/25/2023 Senate President Member, Co-Chair
Vacant House Minority Leader Member
Vacant Senate Minority Leader Member
Vacant Chair of the House Black Caucus Member
Vacant Chair of the Senate Black Caucus; Member
Vacant Governor Member
Vacant Lt. Governor Member
Vacant Statute Member Director of the Department of Human Rights or his or her designee
Vacant Statute Member Director of the Department of Human Services or his or her designee
Vacant Senate President Member Member from an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans in the State of Illinois
Olanrewaju, Moshood 03/22/2024 Governor Member Member representing diplomatic missions and trade organizations that serve Black immigrants Will
Vacant Governor Member Member representing diplomatic missions and trade organizations that serve Black immigrants
Vacant Governor Member Member representing diplomatic missions and trade organizations that serve Black immigrants
Alem, Fasika 11/06/2023 Speaker of the House Member Member from an organization dedicated to defending the rights and improving the quality of life for immigrants
Vacant Speaker of the House Member Member from an organization dedicated to defending the rights and improving the quality of life for immigrants