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Detained immigrant kids held too long in adult jails
Jun. 5, 2013
A Chicago advocacy organization has obtained data showing that unaccompanied immigrant youth have been held in some adult detention facilities longer than federal law allows.
Deportation protesters target Durbin
May. 14, 2013
Police sawed through plastic pipes to pry apart seven unauthorized immigrants at a federal detention center near Chicago on Tuesday.
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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