A Northwest suburban mayor is criticizing a new Cook County policy for being weak on illegal immigration.On September 7, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that allows the sheriff to release undocumented immigrants on bond from jail.
A proposal for the Cook County Jail to free some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could be up for a vote at the county board meeting Wednesday morning. But it’s hitting turbulence.Board Commissioner Timothy Schneider, R-Streamwood, plans to speak against the measure at the meeting.
Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is coming out in support of President Barack Obama over a new deportation policy. Under the plan, immigration officials would have more discretion on who to prosecute for immigration violations.Two weeks ago, President Obama announced the U.S.
Mexico has an immigration problem. Tapachula, just a few miles up the road from Guatemala, is full of foreigners. The town is a way station for Central American migrants heading north to the United States. Recently, Africans have started showing up in town doing the same thing.
Lou Dobbs, the former CNN anchor who tapped into the wave of popular anger against undocumented workers, is being accused of benefiting directly from the labor of some of those workers on his own properties.An investigative piece in The Nation is getting much attention.