Immigration Law

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Class Action Challenges Chicago ICE Pre-Hearing Detention: Chavez Aguilar v. ICE
Posted on 28 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chavez Aguilar v. ICE, Case: 1:17-cv-02296, N.D. Il., E.D., Mar. 27, 2017 - "This complaint presents a challenge to the policy and practice of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Chicago Field Office (hereinafter “ICE” or... Read More

Scammers Target Foreign Students in Chicago: ICE Alert
Posted on 7 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This SEVIS I-901 Fee Fraud Alert was broadcast on May 6, 2015 by ICE: "Recently, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) became aware that scammers are targeting students in the Chicago area in an attempt to solicit funds on behalf of... Read More

Tags: alert , sevis , Chicago , i-901 , Fraud , ICE

Holding Penalty
Posted on 2 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under the Fair and Equal County for Immigrants ordinance, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart can decline to enforce an immigration-hold request, also known as a “detainer,” unless the federal government agrees in writing to reimburse... Read More

Felony Deportations Decline as ICE Resists 2010 Morton Memo
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2010, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told his staff to focus on deporting the most dangerous and violent undocumented immigrants. But an investigation by The Chicago Reporter found little change in the percentage... Read More