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Illinois governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

Governor J.B. Pritzker waves to the crowd as he participates in Sunday's pride parade.
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...

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over her first city council meeting at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
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...

States chart own path on protecting immigrants

States chart own path on protecting immigrants
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...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

President Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington.
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...

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security on April 5 at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending
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...

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

Courtesy of 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...

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE
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,...

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

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

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

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...

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus

Defend DACA, make DePaul a sanctuary campus
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...

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

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. Over the course of a week, DePaul students...

AP: Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
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...

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