Durbin: Refugees Already Face 'Closest Scrutiny One Can Possibly Imagine'U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he will vote against legislation that would prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. until there are guarantees they won’t be a security threat.
Woman Faces Sentencing For Giving Money To Islamic MilitantsJasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. She is among six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February for funneling money and military supplies to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. Ramic contributed $700.
Rauner Wants More Info From White House On Syrian RefugeesSpeaking publicly for the first time about his announcement Illinois would temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday declined to elaborate on how the state would block Syrian migrants from resettling here.
Syrian Refugees Grateful For New Opportunity In Chicago CBS 2's Dana Kozlov spoke to a Syrian refugee family in Chicago, who thanks America for their new home.
Gutierrez: Republican Governors Blocking Syrian Refugees "Despicable And Cowardly"Congressman Luis Gutierrez took to the House floor Tuesday to slam Republican governors – including Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner – for saying they won’t allow refugees from Syria to settle in their states.
Alderman Slams Rauner For Calling For Halt In Syrian Refugees To IllinoisA Northwest Side alderman has accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of “fear-mongering,” after the governor proclaimed Illinois will temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Durbin: U.S. Can Do More For Syrian RefugeesThe U.S. is on pace to take in 1,500 Syrian refugees by the end of the month. President Obama just announced that will increase to at least 10,000 in the next fiscal year.
Aurora Man Pleads Guilty To Terrorism ChargeAt a hearing Tuesday in Chicago, Abdella Ahmad Tounisi spoke softly as he told a federal judge he understood the consequences of pleading guilty. The 21-year-old occasionally turned to smile at nearly 30 relatives and friends on spectator benches.
Aurora Man To Plead Guilty In Chicago Terror CaseAn attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty.
Judge Won't Release Illinois Woman Accused In Terrorism CaseMediha Medy Salkicevic and five other Bosnian immigrants are facing charges that accuse them sending money and equipment to the Islamic State group and other designated terrorist organizations.
Arraignment For Teen Accused Of Trying To Join Islamic StateMohammed Hamzah Khan's arraignment Tuesday at federal court in Chicago comes days after a grand jury indicted him on a count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Suspect In Terrorism Support Case Makes New Bid For ReleaseA 20-year-old American charged with seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria is again asking a federal judge to release him pending trial.

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