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Cook County Immigration

Napolitano Grilled By Republicans Over County's Immigration Policy

Posted 04.26.2012 | Chicago

During a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was grilled by a duo of Republican senators on imm...

County Lawmaker Once Again Bucks Federal Immigration Authorities

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

Once again, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has rejected attempts by the Obama administration to turn arrested undocumented immigrants ov...

Immigration Policy Under Fire After Undocumented Inmates Reoffend

Posted 02.10.2012 | Chicago

Eleven of 346 inmates released from jail under Cook County's policy that ignores federal detention requests have reoffended, renewing concerns over th...

Cook County, Immigration Detainers, and the Real Cost to Public Safety

Tara Tidwell Cullen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Tara Tidwell Cullen

What happens at Thursday's hearing could have national consequences. Cook County has been a leader in rejecting ICE's attempts to turn local police into federal immigration agents.

Cook County Commissioners Want ICE Noncompliance Ordinance Reversed

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

Days after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle renewed her commitment to opting the county out of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Is Justice System Or Immigration Policy To Blame For Man's Death? | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Chicago

The June 2011 death of William "Denny" McCann could have been prevented by a number of checks within the legal system of Cook County, Ill. Police coul...

Cook County Defies White House Immigration Policy

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The release of more than 40 suspected illegal immigrants jailed in Cook County on felonies has added fuel to a contentious debate over publ...

County Board Could OK Freeing Inmates Wanted By Immigration Authorities

WBEZ | WBEZ | Posted 11.04.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners on Wednesday could take center stage in the nation's immigration debate if they enact a proposal that would begin freeing so...