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.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vowed to make Chicago the most “immigrant friendly city in the world.” Part of his plan to do that is by establishing a new Office of New Americans in Chicago. Last week, Emanuel tapped Adolfo Hernandez to head that office.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
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 Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.