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ACLU Report Says ICE Limits Immigrants’ Legal Rights
Mario A. Godoy

ICE limits migrants’ legal rights and access to lawyers – which in turn raises their risk of deportation, a new ACLU report says. The Amer...

Court Blocks New Guidelines to Limit ICE
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration put new guidelines into effect in September 2021 to narrow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement priorities, ...

ICE Obtained Millions of Money Transfer Records from Western Union
Mario A. Godoy

For several years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) subpoenaed financial services companies Western Union and Maxitransfers in Californi...

Illinois Forward Act Finally Goes Into Effect January 13
Mario A. Godoy

McHenry County Jail was finally forced to put the Illinois Forward Act into effect on January 13 after a federal appellate court ruling that McHenry a...

ICE Body Cam Pilot to Launch in 2022
Mario A. Godoy

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will launch a pilot program in 2022 for ICE officials in some cities to wear body cameras. The December 21 a...

Detainees and Deportations Under Biden
Mario A. Godoy

President Joe Biden has been in office for nearly 11 months. On his first day in office, January 20, 2021, Biden issued orders for temporary changes t...

New Policy Limits Immigration Arrests at Schools and Other Protected Areas
Mario A. Godoy

A new memo issued on November 3 by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says that immigration authorities will limit arr...

Illinois Bill To Close All ICE Detention Centers
Mario A. Godoy

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Way Forward Act, a bill that will close all ICE detention centers in the state and severely restrict...

ICE Shuts Down Victim of Immigration Crime Engagement Office
Mario A. Godoy

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is ending a program started under the Trump administration that investigated crimes committed by undocumente...

Preguntas frecuentes: ¿Qué es la Ley TRUST de Illinois (SB-31)?

La Ley TRUST de Illinois (SB-31) se promulgó en 2017 para restringir la transferencia de inmigrantes indocumentados a agencias federales sin una orde...

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