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Sheriff slams Secretary of State on driver's license rollout
Nov. 21, 2013
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran says Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office is dragging its feet on setting up a driver’s license program for immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Immigrant job deaths on the rise
May. 8, 2013
A WBEZ analysis of U.S. labor statistics finds that foreign-born worker deaths increased nearly 14% in two years as native-born fatalities held steady.
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.
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