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U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

ICE Agents Arrest 59 Criminals, Immigration Fugitives

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations officials have arrested 59 individuals in the Chicago area as part a month-long operation aimed at immigration violators and criminal aliens that led to nearly 300 arrests throughout the Midwest.

06/18/2014

Aldermen Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Danny Solis (25th) and Rey Colon (35th) joined a sit-in at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago, following an immigration rights rally in Federal Plaza. Police issued citations for trespassing to 37 people, including the aldermen, after the sit-in. (Credit: CBS)

Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-In

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.

03/28/2014

State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit: ilga.gov)

Search Warrants Issued For Elgin Lawmaker’s Home, Office

Search warrants were executed Thursday at the home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham, by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations as part of an “ongoing investigation.”

03/14/2014

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) discuss a proposed ordinance to limit when Chicago police can detain a person due to their immigration status. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes New Limits On Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday outlined a proposed ordinance he hopes will reinforce Chicago’s reputation as an “immigrant friendly” city.

07/10/2012

An immigration rights activist is arrested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in the South Loop, after refusing to stop blocking the entrance to the building. A total of four protesters were arrested during the rally. (Credit: CBS)

4 Arrested During Immigration Rights Rally In South Loop

The NATO delegates haven’t arrived in Chicago for the weekend’s summit yet, but the protesters have already been busy for two days, and at least 12 protesters have been arrested in that time.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

handcuffs

Feds Nab 29 Gang Members In Chicago Area, As Part Of National Crackdown

Federal immigration agents and police have arrested 29 reputed street gang members in the Chicago area, all but one of them foreign nationals. It was part of a larger national crackdown.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Jail/Prison

Police: Man Sold More Than 8,000 Counterfeit Phones

Local and federal authorities arrested a man accused of producing more than 8,000 counterfeit Motorola mobile telephones sold online and through businesses in Lincolnshire and Glenview.

04/07/2012

Jail/Prison

Immigration Officials Arrest 3,100 In Nationwide Sweep

Dozens of illegal immigrants who had been convicted of serious crimes – or were otherwise considered fugitives or threats to national security – have been arrested in the Chicago area as part of a nationwide sweep that captured approximately 3,100 immigrants.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Slams Critics Of County Policy On Detaining Immigrants

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lashed out Thursday at critics of a county ordinance that some have blamed for allowing an illegal immigrant to flee the country after he was released on bond in a fatal drunk driving case.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Cook County Jail

County To Free Illegal Immigrants Being Held On Minor Charges

Immigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011