Immigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.
Two months after the Illinois DREAM Act passed the General Assembly, Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign it into law Monday.
The state Senate has passed the DREAM Act, which would put those young people within reach of such programs as College Illinois, allowing them to save for their higher education.
Federal agents who track illegal immigrants are no longer working out of the Cook County Criminal Courts building where they were able to immediately check arrest records and begin deportations.