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Illinois governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

Illinois governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

Associated Press

August 21, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law aimed at creating protections for immigrants who rent in Illinois. The law prohibits landlords from evicting or retaliating against tenants based on their immigration status. Landlords are also barred from disclosing or threatening to disclose immigration status...

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Associated Press

June 21, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's police department will not participate in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of migrant families who have been ordered out the country. ICE agents have been directed by President Donald Trump to conduct pre-dawn raids in major U.S. cities...

States chart own path on protecting immigrants

States chart own path on protecting immigrants

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

While President Trump has made a hard-line immigration stance a central focus of his presidency — from threatening to shut the U.S. border with Mexico, to cutting aid to Central American countries to his 2016 campaign comments that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, bringing crime” into the c...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press

April 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast...

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

April 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pushing for a harder line on immigration sped their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security, pushing ahead with a mission far wider than the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. L. Francis Cissna, the...

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

Richard Requena & Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writers

February 11, 2019

Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Super Bowl Sunday. The believed Atlanta born rapper is actually from the United Kingdom, coming to the U.S. with his family when he was 7 years old. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph entered the US l...

Caged children are still a reality in the U.S.

Caged children are still a reality in the U.S.

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

September 24, 2018

Despite the Trump Administration reducing the coverage of the detention of thousands of immigrant children, there is still so much to learn about what they endured while in custody. Just this month, ProPublica Illinois was able to attain records of the 99 children separated from their families and...

“No human being is illegal”: DePaul students respond to DACA repeal

“No human being is illegal”: DePaul students respond to DACA repeal

Amber Colón

September 18, 2017

When President Trump announced   on Tuesday, Sept. 5 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be rescinded, sophomore Brenda González decided that she couldn’t stand by as her life became even more threatened than it already is — so she decided to do what she knows best: organize...

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus

DePaul Socialists

September 11, 2017

The DePaul Socialists condemn the rescindment of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  This racist attack puts some 800,000 people at risk for deportation and violence, and continues President Trump's assault on immigrant communities in the US. Read More »...

Detained immigrants aided with DePaul College of Law’s Spring Break Border Project

Natalie Taylor

January 25, 2015

For the past 17 years, DePaul law students have gone to Harlingen, Texas on the United States-Mexico border, to participate in the Spring Break Border Project. Read More »...

AP: Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

AP: Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

The Associated Press and Julie Pace

November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." Read More »...

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