Immigration Law

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Illinois’ ICE detention ban to take effect within weeks following appeals court ruling
Posted on 13 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carlos Ballesteros, Injustice Watch, Jan. 13, 2022 "Two Illinois counties that detain immigrants in federal custody in their local jails will have to terminate their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement within weeks, an appeals... Read More

Gov. Pritzker Signs Package of Legislation Enhancing Protections for Illinois' Immigrant Families
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Office of the Governor, June 21, 2019 "Making good on his promise to make Illinois a welcoming state for all, Governor JB Pritzker signed three pieces of legislation Friday to protect Illinois' immigrant community amid growing attacks from... Read More

CA7 on Divisibility - Najera-Rodriguez v. Barr
Posted on 5 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Najera-Rodriguez v. Barr "Whether the Xanax possession conviction made Najera-Rodriguez removable depends on whether the Illinois criminal law under which he was convicted, 720 ILCS 570/402(c), is “divisible” for purposes of applying... Read More

Undocumented students find the path through college
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Salgado is fortunate that private universities like Dominican make a conscious effort to help undocumented students. Merit and private scholarships will cover two-thirds of her tuition. Dominican University President Donna Carroll said it... Read More

Illinois Attorney General Sues Fake Immigration Attorney
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed suit against a Waukegan woman for fraudulently posing as a licensed attorney to immigrants seeking help with their status. Madigan said the defendant's illegal practices cheated immigrants out... Read More

TRUST Act Signed Into Law In Illinois
Posted on 30 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Aug. 28, 2017 - "Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed the Illinois TRUST Act (SB 31) into law this morning, enacting the nation’s strongest state-level due process protections for immigrants who fear any interaction with local police... Read More

Illinois to OK Driver Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 9 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill into law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a three-year state driver’s license, thus allowing the state not only to monitor bad drivers, but also allowing immigrants... Read More