07/15/2013 10:10 am ET

Many Undocumented Immigrants With No Criminal Record Are In Jail


It was just before sunrise when federal immigration agents cut off Alejandro Ibarra on the West Side as he drove to work.

After the undocumented immigrant from Mexico was arrested, his 7-year-old stepdaughter, Evelyn, was sick for a week and stayed home from school. His 3-year-old son, Kevin, wouldn’t stop asking about his father; and Dennis, his 9-year-old stepson, started talking about an “immigration phantom” that took Ibarra away.

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