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Pritzker dubs new law barring evictions based on citizenship part of ‘firewall’ against Trump’s ‘climate of fear’

California has a similar measure, making Illinois the first state in the Midwest to take action to protect undocumented tenants.

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Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

The move is the latest effort by the administration to restrict immigration.

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Immigrant children need soap, edible food and sleep, according to panel

The three-judge panel said these amenities, among others, are "essential to the children’s safety," dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided for detained immigrant children.

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EDITORIAL: Trump’s new immigration rule just another way to say ‘Send them back’

Trump wants to run the country the way he and his father ran their apartment rental business — by turning away people of color.

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New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the U.S.

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Busloads released after Mississippi immigration raids

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials say 680 people were arrested in Wednesday’s raids.

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Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests

The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas.

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‘Bienvenido al judaísmo’ to my Latino brethren

Americans are not divided by race or religion but separated into two broad categories. Either you sympathize with people different than yourself. Or you don’t.

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Fact-check: Durbin says Trump has encouraged unprecedented numbers of migrants to seek asylum; that’s not entirely true

Despite some limitations, federal data does suggest the number of credible fear claims made by migrants seeking asylum at the southwest border has hit a record high.

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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court’s decision allows the Trump administration to tap $2.5 billion in Defense Department money to replace existing sections of barrier in Arizona, California and New Mexico with more robust fencing.

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Immigrants’ rights advocates pressure Lightfoot to eliminate ‘carve-outs’ in Welcoming City ordinance; accuse Lopez of ‘stalling’

Chicago police are permitted to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement if targeted individuals: are the subject of outstanding criminal warrants; have felony convictions; have pending felony prosecutions; or if their names in the city’s error-filled gang database.

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Judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions at US-Mexico border

The new policy denies asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.

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ICE releases US citizen wrongfully detained for 3 weeks near border

Francisco Erwin Galicia’s lawyer said she believes the 18-year-old was "absolutely" a victim of racial profiling.

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‘Shame on you’: Community organizers protest Customs and Border Protection conference

Demonstrators chanted and set up cages and white crosses across from the conference Tuesday morning.

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Border Patrol facility for children closing after only a month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened the facility in late June, but it will close as early as this month.

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Lightfoot sought to move Customs and Border Protection convention out of Chicago

Immigrant rights groups and the mayor have been unsuccessful in getting the conference, which starts Tuesday at the Marriott, canceled or moved out of the city.

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3 children released at O’Hare after being detained by feds more than 12 hours

Supporters of the family had gathered at the airport, fearing border officials were using children as bait to lure their undocumented parents.

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Donald Trump’s racist remarks deserve revolutionary response

President Donald Trump’s remarks suggesting black and brown congresswomen don’t belong here crosses a line.

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Still wary of deportation raids, Chicagoans continue to mobilize

"It’s just really important that we educate people on knowing because the fear of the unknown is the worst thing, right, when things get in your head, it can really take over," said Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot writes open letter to President Trump decrying ICE raids

"Rethink the harmful policies that your administration is promoting ...," Lightfoot urges in her Washington Post op-ed.

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Durbin: Expected raids spike fear at a level he’s not seen

The Illinois senator also said Trump’s Sunday tweet telling four Democratic congresswomen they should go back to where they came from "doesn’t help one bit."

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Man killed while allegedly attacking Washington state immigration prison

Tacoma police said the man caused a vehicle to catch fire and that he attempted to ignite a large propane tank and set buildings on fire.

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Thousands rally downtown to protest ICE raids as Little Village streets empty out

Demonstrators at Daley Plaza Saturday held signs that read "close the camps" and "stop deportations now," while business slowed for a shop owner in Little Village.

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Dreamer makes a difference in Pilsen

Gonzalez helps bring community together through soccer team he founded in 2013

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Thousands expected at Chicago rally to protest Trump’s planned deportation raids

During the raids ICE agents might arrest immigrants who are at the scene of a raid even though they are not targets, advocates said.

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Why Lightfoot won’t sign order barring ICE, Homeland from city databases

"It would be easy to pander to the crowd. But I want to do this in a way that’s actually gonna be meaningful and structural and lasting," the mayor said.

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Trump drops effort to add citizenship question to census

Instead, he will be ordering every federal department and agency to provide the Commerce Department with all records it requests pertaining to the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country.

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Immigrant rights groups say Lightfoot isn’t doing enough to protect them from ICE

Several pro-immigrant groups want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue an executive order barring all agencies under the Department of Homeland Security from accessing city databases.

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Immigration raids expected this weekend: officials

The operation, which was previously postponed, would target people with final orders of removal, but officials say the raids could possibly begin later.

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Amid threat of immigration sweeps, Lightfoot moves to reassure, inform immigrants

On June 22, President Donald Trump delayed — for at least two weeks — his threatened mass round-ups in 10 cities, including Chicago. Now, the mayor warned the "two-week clock is up."

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Trump lashes out at media, Democrats over border conditions

In tweets, Trump insisted the "fake news media" was missing the point in their reports about severe overcrowding at the border stations.

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Beverly woman narrowly avoids getting deported by ICE

Corina Turcinovic was ready to leave the country for good on Sunday, but a last minute reprieve will allow her to stay for another two months — and maybe longer.