Apr 4, 2011
Recently ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has been picking up those arrested and held at Cook County jail. Those brought to the jail haven’t been convicted of a crime. Many come in for very minor offenses, like something hanging in the car affecting the driver’s view or a missing license plate. Nonetheless, they are getting deported.
Despite the claim that ICE is concentrating on dangerous criminals, most of those deported had no criminal conviction.
People have rightly focused anger on the attacks on immigrants by a Republican governor in Arizona. But similar if not worse attacks are being carried out by the Chicago Democrats and the Obama administration.