U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday outlined a proposed ordinance he hopes will reinforce Chicago’s reputation as an “immigrant friendly” city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.