Chicago 6 face new charges, get final trial date

UPDATE, 3/20/2012: The 6 Chicago activists have been declared not guilty of all charges. The judge stated that the city and the state prosecutors did not have proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the actions taken. Before closing, Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas, presiding over the case, said that she too came from an immigrant […]

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After ‘prosecutorial discretion’ we are still getting deported

On Wednesday August 17th, six undocumented youth were arrested in Chicago carrying out an action to fight the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program called Secure Communities. We, and hundreds of other community members, walked out of a public hearing after the cops refused to let dozens of community members inside, demanding an end this […]

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[In]Secure Communities: A Brief History of Tearing Up Families

Today DHS will have a public hearing on secure communities in Chicago, at 6pm, at 622 West Randolph. More info here. [In]Secure Communities (SComm) is a federal deportation program started in October 2008 by the Obama Administration. Its purpose is to have local law enforcement share with Immigration Customs and Enforcement anyone they take in […]

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