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Young immigrants line up at Navy Pier
Aug. 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security began taking applications on Wednesday for deportation deferrals and work permission under a new policy of President Barack Obama.
Durbin: Youth deportation reprieve to hold up
Aug. 14, 2012
The Illinois senator says any attempt to reverse the Obama immigration policy would spark a public outcry.
Durbin to undocumented youths: Beware of unscrupulous lawyers
Aug. 7, 2012
The U.S. senator warns the immigrants not to pay steep fees to get help applying for legal status under a new federal policy.
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.
ICE detainers a public-safety issue?
May. 16, 2012
Many officials say so, but a WBEZ investigation finds no evidence that inmates freed from jail against the wishes of immigration authorities reoffend or jump bail more than other former inmates do.
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