Activists: Latinos On Southeast Side Being Racially Profiles By ICE
Immigrant activists say Latinos on Chicago’s far Southeast Side are being racially profiled, harassed, and detained by federal immigration officials.
They say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are targeting this area because of its large Latino population. Ana Jurado Carillo, director of Centro de Trabajadores (Workers Center) of Chicago, says agents often pose as police officers.
Activists have organized a rapid response team to help those who have been detained by ICE.
ICE officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.