DHS Renews Temporary Protected Status For Syrian RefugeesThe Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced that Temporary Protected Status for Syria has been renewed.
Lisa Madigan Demands End To Policy Preventing Immigrant Families From ReunitingThe Illinois attorney general signed a letter to the federal government demanding reversal of the existing policy.
Senator Durbin Calls On Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen To Resign Over Migrant Family SeparationsCalling the Trump administration’s policy a “humanitarian disaster,” Durbin said someone must be held responsible for separating children from their parents.
Trump Administration To Turn Away Far More Asylum Seekers At The Border Under New GuidanceUnder new guidance, asylum claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence will be immediately rejected.
CBS News Interview With ICE Whistleblower Interrupted By Government AgentsIn his first television interview, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson James Schwab has opened up about why he abruptly resigned in March.
Protesters Crash DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Dinner Amid Furor Over Family SeparationsThe Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America claimed responsibility for the protest and wrote in a statement that they would not let Nielsen "dine in peace."
Sessions Argues It's Necessary To Separate Kids From Parents When Detained At BorderWhen families enter the country illegally, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can only keep children for 72 hours.
DHS To Prosecute All Illegal Border Crossings, Potentially Separating FamiliesThe move means that if an adult comes across the border with children, they will be separated from those children as they await their criminal proceedings.
Not Everyone On Board With Feds' Deportation PlanThe Department of Homeland Security's move to deport more undocumented immigrants is getting a mixed reaction in Chicago.
CPD: Addison Red Line Bag Checks Not Related To ImmigrationThe screenings are a counterterrorism effort that started in 2014, the Sun-Times reported at the time. Such checkpoints are conducted by officers who randomly search riders’ bags for explosives.
Hundreds Gather In Loop To Protest Trump Order On ImmigrationAnother day brought another set of Chicago protests against President Donald Trump’s series of executive orders restricting the travel of immigrants and seven Muslim-majority countries’ citizens.
Chicago Woman Sues Homeland Security After DACA Renewal Denied
Illinois Driver's Licenses No Longer Meet Federal Security RequirementsIllinois has been on borrowed time for a decade when it comes to new federal security rules, but it appears time has run out.
Turkish Restaurant Owner Granted Reprieve From DeportationA restaurant owner from southwestern Michigan has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation, which had been looming over the Christmas weekend until a last-minute delay on Wednesday.
Illinois Driver's Licenses And ID Cards Might Not Be Good Enough To Fly Next YearIllinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.