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  • September 19, 2016
    "When Mexican immigrant Blanca Arellano married an American, Scott Moran of Cary, Ill., four years ago, she figured getting permanent residency would be a routine matter. To make sure the process went smoothly, the couple hired an Illinois lawyer to handle the paperwork. But, after pocketing his $1…
  • September 19, 2016
    "Federal and local officers arrested 58 people in a four-day sweep of suburbs north of Chicago late last month. Immigration officials are calling it the largest dragnet targeting foreign-born gang members in Illinois history. But others say some of the detainees didn’t deserve to be targeted and…
  • September 19, 2016
    "Detainees from the Postville raid will move through the criminal process before they begin separate court hearings on being in the country illegally, federal immigration officials said Wednesday.That fact alarms immigration attorneys who said if the detainees plead guilty to a crime, they will be…
  • September 19, 2016
    "Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has jailed almost 9,000 foreign-born gang members since 2005.A four-day operation that ended Wednesday targeted immigrants with gang ties in suburbs and towns northwest of Chicago. ICE, as the agency is known, says 42 of the 49 detainees have criminal…
  • September 19, 2016
    Armed with web tools, America's immigration rights movement is being energized by young people. From video games to Facebook, members of today's generation are making it clear that they won't rest until they're utilizing all the resources available to them.Read the full story at WireTap Magazine
  • September 19, 2016
    "Josè Hernan's deportation back to his native Ecuador for violating his tourist visa was supposed to be quick and easy. "Within a few days," Hernan was told the morning after he arrived at the Chippewa County Jail in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan — as long as he signed a "voluntary departure" form,…
  • September 19, 2016
    "At first glance, the story of Thailand-born convicted drug pusher Yuttasak Simma fits the mold of an immigration lawyer's typical case: The 34-year-old was convicted on an aggravated felony drug charge, served his jail sentence and is now being detained by immigration officials."Read the full…
  • September 19, 2016
    A Midwest immigration office is touting a big increase in arrests of what it calls ‘criminal and fugitive aliens.’ Immigrant advocates say those labels mischaracterize workers who posed no threat.Read the article and listen to the story here 
  • September 19, 2016
    People of questionable immigration status have become America's untouchables. We allowed that to happen by cheering or simply keeping quiet as undocumented immigrants were systematically vilified for fun or profit by a lot of self-serving blowhards.Yet a recent congressional hearing about health…
  • September 19, 2016
    According to the National Immigrant Justice Center, immigrant detainees nationwide signed 31,000 fast-tracked deportation orders—known as "stipulated orders of removal"—last year, up from 5,500 in 2004. About 16 percent of the orders were signed in Chicago, making it the jurisdiction with the…