Posts tagged "Secure Communities"

Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa

Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa
Last night I watched the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Lost in Detention” an investigation reported by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University’s School of Communication. Everybody should watch this to gain a fuller understanding of President Obama’s immigration enforcement policy. More than one million undocumented immigrants have been... Read more »

Obama Administration puts Band-Aid on immigration

Obama Administration puts Band-Aid on immigration
It’s been a big week for immigration news. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday released a letter stating the Obama Administration would review the files of 300,000 undocumented immigrants and reevaluate the pending deportations of “low priority” cases or people who have not committed violent crimes. This would include some DREAM Act students. Meanwhile... Read more »

Illinois supports pro-immigrant initiatives

States across the nation are proposing anti-immigration legislation. But Illinois went against the grain this week and put forth two pro-immigration initiatives. Gov. Pat Quinn Gov. Pat Quinn sent a letter to Homeland Security to withdraw the state from a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities, and the state Senate passed a version of the... Read more »
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