Mayor Lori Lightfoot Signs 'Welcoming City' Ordinance, Prohibiting CPD From Cooperating With ICE“A truly welcoming city means that we have to walk the walk and protect everyone’s due process rights,” Lightfoot said before signing the update to the Welcoming City ordinance.
City Council Expands Protections For Immigrants, Blocks CPD From Cooperating With ICEAldermen voted 41-8 to approve a plan to eliminate exemptions in the Welcoming City Ordinance that had allowed police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in certain limited circumstances.
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.
Aldermen Back Plan To Eliminate Exemptions To Chicago’s Welcoming City OrdinanceAld. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) said the measure creates “a clear line separating local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Eliminate Exemptions To Chicago's Welcoming City OrdinanceMayor Lori Lightfoot followed through on a campaign promise on Wednesday by introducing a plan to eliminate exemptions in Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance, which allow police officers to cooperate with federal immigration agents in certain cases.
Voter Registration Error Risks Deportation For ImmigrantsA decade and a half after mistakenly accepting an offer to register her to vote, Peruvian immigrant Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick struggles to find work at 52, is nearly homeless and hasn't seen her three American citizen daughters in years because of a secretary of state's office mishap.
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.
Separated For 16 Months Over Immigration Confusion, Geneva Couple Happy To Be Reunited; 'I Feel So, So Alive'“The sad part is the why?” Mona Rahimi said. “There was no one day that I’ve been in this country illegally."
Activists Sue Two Illinois Sheriffs For Detaining Immigrants Without Judicial WarrantsThe lawsuits allege sheriffs in Stephenson and Ogle counties unlawfully detained immigrants for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after minor traffic offenses.
Chicago Priests Tour McAllen, Texas Respite Center, Find Migrants Are Scarce After U.S. Policy ChangesA group of Chicago priests recently traveled more than 1,500 miles to check on conditions along the southern border with Mexico.
At Border Shelter, Chicago Priests, Nuns Welcome Immigrants Who Have Braved Alligator-Infested River, Other HorrorsSince 1989, a shelter near the southern U.S. border has welcomed 30,000 immigrants from all over the world. Chicagoans play a critical role in helping that mission.
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.
Chicago Missionary Trying To Help Venezuelan Refugee Bring His Music Talent To The U.S.; 'It’s Roadblock After Roadblock'A former symphony musician turned high school music teacher in Peru, Paul Garcia has said he can never return to his native Venezuela.
Raoul Joins Lawsuit Seeking To Block Trump's Proposed New Rule To Detain Immigrant Children LongerIllinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is joining 18 other states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate limits on how long migrant children can be kept in detention.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Two Laws To Protect Young ImmigrantsThe governor said the new laws will protect young immigrants who have been “demonized” by the Trump administration.