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Durbin to undocumented youths: Beware of unscrupulous lawyers
Aug. 7, 2012
The U.S. senator warns the immigrants not to pay steep fees to get help applying for legal status under a new federal policy.
Cook County’s disregard of ICE detainers catches on
Jul. 11, 2012
Lawmakers in other parts of the country, most recently the District of Columbia, have approved bills modeled after the policy. Some Republicans want the trend stopped.
Immigration enforcement program faces novel suit
Jul. 4, 2012
A DuPage County man claims ICE’s Secure Communities violates the U.S. Privacy Act.
Crete trustees reject detention center plan
Jun. 11, 2012
After months of rancor among its leaders and residents, a Chicago suburb has rejected a plan by the country’s largest private prison company to build and operate an immigrant detention center.
Ban on private detention centers stumbles
May. 31, 2012
A plan to block an immigrant facility near Chicago fails in a series of close Illinois House votes.
ICE detainers a public-safety issue?
May. 16, 2012
Many officials say so, but a WBEZ investigation finds no evidence that inmates freed from jail against the wishes of immigration authorities reoffend or jump bail more than other former inmates do.
Crete leader slams immigrant activists
Apr. 2, 2012
Village President Michael Einhorn says he and other town officials are having a hard time gauging public support for a planned immigrant detention center because Chicago-based protesters have come in and whipped people “into a frenzy.”
ICE ‘detainer’ offer draws mixed reactions
Mar. 1, 2012
Cook County officials are voicing mixed reactions to an extraordinary U.S.
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