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Illinois Forward Act Finally Goes Into Effect January 13

Illinois Forward Act Finally Goes Into Effect January 13

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 and Kankakee counties in Illinois must stop housing federal immigration detainees. Effective January 14, ICE has 30 days to remove all immigration detainees from the McHenry County Jail.

The new Illinois Way Forward Act prohibiting Illinois jails from went into effect on January 1, but McHenry County filed a lawsuit saying the new law was unconstitutional. ICE paid McHenry County $95 per day per detainee to house federal immigration detainees. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights was trying to stop the transfer of detainees to other institutions, and that they would “try to free the 55 detainees in McHenry and 39 in Kankakee.”

What To Do If You Are Detained By ICE

If you or someone you love is detained by ICE an immigration attorney can determine if you are eligible for an immigration bond. An immigration attorney can represent you throughout the deportation process or removal proceedings.

Non-citizens who are faced with removal proceedings may have several deportation defense options for their deportation defense lawyer to fight their deportation case. Non-citizens who will be deported may be able to show that the U.S. government was wrong to place them into removal proceedings. In immigration court, the presiding judge may ask the non-citizen to address the Notice to Appear by admitting or denying factual accusations and conceding or contesting any charges of removability.

Chicago Deportation Defense Lawyer

A skilled deportation defense lawyer can help non-citizens facing the threat of deportation and find ways to help them legally remain in the United States. Godoy Law Office serves the entire Chicago, Illinois area including DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will, and Lake Counties. To get started on your defense, call 630-912-0322 to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced immigration attorneys today. 

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