Protesters: 287(g) Policy Erodes Trust – KUHF

“We feel that there’s enough evidence to show that these programs damage communities and so, we wanted to put those concerns before the sheriff, and ask him to desist from this effort to give credibility to the 287g program.”          She claims the law empowers local law enforcement — trained by federal immigration authorities — to intercept, interview and hold foreigners, who are suspected of being in this country illegally. “Our concerns deal with the fact that 287(g) has been a very harmful program to communities.” – KUHF 02.29.2012

ICE director seeks compromise on Cook County immigration ordinance

Working behind the scenes, the head of the country’s immigration enforcement agency has offered to pay the costs of holding suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested for other crimes in Cook County, part of an effort to get county officials to reconsider their refusal to cooperate with federal detention requests. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton has harshly criticized a Cook County ordinance that orders the sheriff’s office to ignore ICE detainers and release illegal immigrants who have been jailed on other charges after they’ve posted bail. County officials have said the measure is partly related to the costs of keeping suspected illegal immigrants locked up.

Lo premian… los jardineros

Adelantándose a la decisión de los miembros de la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, jardineros mexicanos que laboran en esta ciudad “otorgaron” el Oscar a su compatriota, Demián Bichir, porque consideran que los representó bien y dignificó su labor en la película ‘Una Vida Mejor’. José Rivera, de 21 años de edad, dijo que se sintió id