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.”
'Overjoyed' Lightfoot Hails Supreme Court Ruling Rejecting Trump's Bid To End DACA Protections For 'Dreamers'; 'They Deserve And Have The Right To Be Here'“This is an important, important ruling. I think it will go down as one of the most historic rulings in the history of the Supreme Court, and I am overjoyed that this decision has been rendered,” Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and pay utility bills," said Raul Raymudo, co-founder and CEO of The Resurrection Project.
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.
Catholic Extension In Chicago On Mission To Support Undocumented Immigrants
Pilsen Volunteers Plan To Accompany Undocumented Immigrants Amid Deportation ThreatsMembers of the Pilsen community, are thinking about accompanying undocumented residents, wherever they need to go.
Local Undocumented Woman Hopes For The Best, Prepares For The WorstOn Monday, residents and activist canvassed areas on the city's southeast side to ensure that community members are informed about their rights.
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 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.
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."
Man Delivers Pizza To Immigrants Found In Semi-Truck"The first thing that popped into my head: How long have they been stuck in that trailer with no food?"
Detained Immigrant Says Feds Took Away Breastfeeding InfantThe undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.
Kelly Says Undocumented Immigrants 'Don't Have The Skills' To Assimilate Into US SocietyWhite House chief of staff John Kelly said he believes the vast majority of undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border into the US do not assimilate well because they are poorly educated.
Border Crossings Steady in April After March SpikeCrossings have been trending downward for decades and are at historic lows.