Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez To Slow Down Approval Process For Pilsen Landmark DistrictThe new alderman of the 25th Ward is vowing to slow down plans for a proposed landmark district in the rapidly gentrifying Pilsen neighborhood, amid concerns among homeowners and business owners who feel the effort is happening behind their backs.
Supreme Court To Rule On Trump Bid To End 'Dreamers' ProgramThe program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — protects about 700,000 people, known as dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.
Chicago Immigrant Fears Future Raids: 'I'm At Risk To Get Deportation'"I have a work permit and I have to renew every year, but they can deny any year that they want to. Like they can say, we're not gonna renew your work permit any more. So I'm a risk for deportation."
Community Leaders Respond After Planned ICE Raids DelayedIn a tweet, President Trump said he's putting off the ICE raids for two weeks to give the Democrats and Republicans a chance to come to a compromise.
'I'm Afraid': Officials, Residents React To Possible ICE Raids In Chicago"I'm afraid thinking of Sunday...." is the thought one woman had after hearing about potential ICE raids in her neighborhood.
Mayor Lightfoot Says CPD Will Not 'Cooperate With Or Facilitate Any ICE Enforcement Actions'Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the Chicago Police Department "will not cooperate with or facilitate any ICE enforcement actions."
Last-Minute Reprieve Spares Pregnant Mother Of Three From DeportationA last-minute reprieve came Thursday for a pregnant woman who was supposed to be deported to her native Mexico.
Pregnant Mother Of Three Seeks Asylum At Faith, Hope and Life Church In Chicago Lawn To Avoid DeportationA Chicago Lawn church will be home for 34-year-old Adilene Marquina and her family for the foreseeable future. If she steps foot outside the church beginning Thursday, the pregnant mother will be deported.
Illinois Village Approves Immigration Detention Center PlanThose against the plan are concerned that a for-profit prison will focus on increasing inmates to gain money. Opponents also raised concerns about ICE policies that separate children from their parents.
Couple Says Their Son Will Die If They Are Forced To Leave The U.S. When Their Visas ExpireLeaving the United States and Chicago is a death sentence for their son, says one Libyan couple on student visas for medical school.
Almost 1,200 Immigration Cases In Illinois Canceled Due To Government Shutdown, Buying Immigrants More Time Almost 1,200 immigration cases in Illinois have been canceled since the government shutdown. More than 42,000 cases have been canceled around the country.
Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Denying Asylum Claims To Immigrants Who Cross Border IllegallyIn an order laced with language accusing President Donald Trump of attempting to rewrite immigration laws, a federal judge based in San Francisco temporarily blocked the government late Monday night from denying asylum to those crossing over the southern border between ports of entry.
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.
'Midterm Election Nonsense'; Emanuel Slams Trump Plan To End Birthright CitizenshipPresident Trump, seeking to limit immigration to the U.S., is set to challenge a 150-year-old constitutional standard that anyone born in America is an American citizen.
Far-Right Party With Neo-Nazi Roots Surges In Swedish Vote, Early Results ShowThe rise of the far right in Sweden mirrors similar trends in other European nations following the mass migration of refugees to Europe in 2015, at the height of the Syrian war.