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.
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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Chicago's Sanctuary City Law, After Previously Deported Convict Charged With Sexually Assaulting ToddlerChristopher Puente, 34, was charged last week with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, after police say he lured a 3-year-old girl into a bathroom stall and raped her while her father was tending to her brother in the next stall.
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.
No Signs Of Expected Immigration Crackdown, But Tension Remains In Latino CommunityAdvocates have been spending weeks informing undocumented immigrants of their rights, if ICE agents show up at their homes.
Durbin Says Trump Administration 'Not Prepared' To House Immigrants Detained In ICE RaidsIn two days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could begin conducting raids to arrest and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants across the nation, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned about where people who are detained in the Chicago area will be housed.
Immigrant Groups Preparing For Anticipated ICE Raids; 'You Have Rights'Fear among immigrant communities is mounting, as the Trump administration says deportation raids that were delayed nearly three weeks ago will go forward, and they could start this weekend.
Immigrants In Chicago Fear ICE Deportation Raids After President Trump's Deadline PassesWe don’t know where or when, but President Donald Trump says he plans to move forward with mass deportation roundups “fairly soon,” more than two weeks after postponing a wave of roundups of undocumented families.
ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Hospital To Deliver BabyA newborn is without his father Friday after immigration agents detained the man as he was taking his wife to deliver the baby.
As Deadline Nears, Feds Don't Know How They'll Reunite Brazilian Boys With DadsWith one day left on a 72-hour deadline to reunite two Brazilian boys with their fathers, it’s still unclear exactly how the Trump administration will comply a federal judge’s order.
Migrants Describe Hunger And Solitary Confinement At For-Profit Detention CenterThe 40-year-old mother found herself in solitary confinement, locked in a cell behind a steel door for 23 hours a day, according to her legal filing and attorney.
Church Puts Jesus, Mary And Joseph In Cage To Protest ICE DetentionsA congregation in Indiana has placed Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus statues inside a cage on a church's front lawn. Christ Church Cathedral says the Holy Family has been placed in "ICE detention," a poignant statement on immigration that has gained widespread attention.
Trump Re-Ups 'Infestation' Rhetoric In Immigration DebatePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday again invoked the imagery of undocumented immigrants as sub-human, this time to warn against the influx of gang members into the US.