New Law Will Effectively End Immigrant Detention In IllinoisThe new law targets local government agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement allowing jails to house immigrant detainees awaiting court hearings. Current contracts must end by January 2022 and new agreements are prohibited.
Mother Of 6 Francisca Lino Leaves Humboldt Park Church After Hiding For More Than 3 Years In Fear Of DeportationFrancisca Lino hid in a church for more than three years in fear of deportation – until Saturday night.
Large Group Of Protesters Gathers Downtown For Police Reform, Against ICEAnother mass protest hit downtown Chicago streets Saturday night, and organizers reassured those gathering would be peaceful.
Feds Begin Planning Process For ICE Detention Center In Dwight, IllinoisThe Department of Homeland Security is in the very early stages of plans to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Dwight, Illinois, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.
Trump Administration Drops Restrictions On Online-Only Instruction For Foreign StudentsOne person familiar with the matter told CNN the White House has felt the blowback to the proposal and that some inside the West Wing believe it was poorly conceived and executed.
Illinois, 16 Other States, DC Sue Trump Administration Over Visa Rules For College StudentsThe lawsuit seeks to stop the Trump administration from enforcing guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester.
U Of C Takes Action Against ICE Directive Saying Foreign Students Taking Online Classes Can't Stay In U.S.The University of Chicago on Monday took two new actions in opposition to a directive from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that says foreign students taking online-only classes may not remain in the U.S.
Chicago Man's Family Worries As He Is Held By ICE, Trump Administration Plans Sanctuary City CrackdownThe Trump administration last week announced a controversial plan to send armed SWAT-like teams of Border Patrol agents to Chicago and at least nine other so-called sanctuary cities.
Crystal Lake Teen, Meydi Guzman Rivas, Freed From ICE Detention A teenager who fled Honduras for a better life was out of the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday night, and was back with her friends and classmates.
Family Fights For Man Who Came To U.S. Under DACA, Found Himself Locked Up And Locked In Legal WranglingJesus Lopez-Gutierrez came to Chicago from Mexico as a child – given relief to stay by the so-called DACA program for kids who had no say in the matter. And he has found himself embroiled in legal wrangling that put him behind bars for a crime that never stuck.
Immigration Agents Detain Workers At Route 66 Pizzeria On Southeast Side, Officials SayFederal immigration agents detained five people at a Southeast Side pizzeria Monday, the Mayor’s Office confirmed.
Man Says ICE Agents Tried To Pick Up His Wife Friday In ChicagoImmigration raids are planned in Chicago and across the country this weekend, and some say they are already happening.
ICE Raids Could Begin After Postponement; 'People Are A Little Bit Better Prepared'After a two week postponement, it's possible ICE raids could begin in just hours, based on a series of tweets from President Donald Trump, threatening to deport those staying here illegally.
Feds: 711 Separated Migrant Children Ineligible For ReunificationsThe Trump administration struggled to meet a court-imposed deadline Thursday for reuniting immigrant children and their parents. Nearly 2,600 children ages 5 years and older were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Wrongfully Imprisoned Back Of The Yards Man ReleasedICE released an immigrant father held for 10 months after he was mistakenly believed to be a gang member.