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Cook County immigration policy challenged
Apr. 22, 2013
Invoking the Boston Marathon bombings, a national group has filed a lawsuit aimed at an ordinance that requires jail personnel to disregard federal immigration detainers.
Joliet detention-center talks include private prison firm
Oct. 26, 2012
A city official has a “conversation” with Corrections Corporation of America about building a facility to hold immigrants awaiting deportation.
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.
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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