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by Matthew Blake
5:34pm
Thu Feb 16, 2012

ICE Detainer Ordinance Could Stay Intact

The author of an amendment that would significantly change Cook County’s immigration detainer ordinance told Progress Illinois Wednesday that he doesn’t have the votes now on the 17-member Cook County Board of Commissioners to pass the amendment.

“Between five to eight commissioners support my amendment,” said Timothy Schneider, a Republican from Bartlett.

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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
7:19pm
Thu Feb 9, 2012

Cook County Leaders Blast Federal Immigration Agency

Cook County Commissioners were inconclusive at a county board hearing today about whether they should amend the county detainer ordinance. They were certain of their disdain for federal immigrations officials.

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by Matthew Blake
4:58pm
Mon Feb 6, 2012

Quinn's Policies, ICE Controversy Dominate Immigrant Integration Summit (VIDEO)

Pat QuinnAn summit geared towards the immigrant community Saturday highlighted Illinois’ pro-immigrant policies and also controversy between Cook County and federal immigration officials.

The Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which has 130 member organizations, held their 2nd annual Illinois Immigrant Integration Summit at Malcolm X College, featuring appearances by Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, among other officials.

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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
5:16pm
Mon Jan 30, 2012

Cook County May Revise Immigration Detention Policy – With Or Without Feds

The controversial case of Saul Chavez has brought new attention to an old problem – the fraught relationship between Cook County and the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

PI Original
by David Milton Brent
2:09pm
Thu Nov 17, 2011

Latinos Provide Gains, Not Drain

The Chicago-area Latino population contributes more in local taxes than it uses in government services, providing a net gain in public revenue for Chicago and its suburbs, a report released yesterday finds. The research also highlights Latinos’ increasingly large impact in the local economy and workforce.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
9:54am
Thu Sep 8, 2011

Explaining The Deportation Policy Change

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez will hold an educational forum Sep. 10, at Benito Juarez High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, to explain changes in the Obama administration’s updated immigration deportation guidelines.