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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 12:19 AM CDT

For Now, Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

For Now, Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 04:49 PM CDT

DACA Hearing Focuses on Judge's Prior Ruling

DACA Hearing Focuses on Judge's Prior Ruling

The state of Texas asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule against a program shielding 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, arguing they drain state resources and never should have received federal...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:37 PM CDT

ACLU Sues US, Claiming Families Wrongfully Denied Asylum

ACLU Sues US, Claiming Families Wrongfully Denied Asylum

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. The ACLU's lawsuit asks...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 07:21 PM CDT

Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Through Arizona Border

Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Through Arizona Border

The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 02:17 AM CDT

Trump Wall Over Budget, Delayed, Won't Work: Gov't Report

Trump Wall Over Budget, Delayed, Won't Work: Gov't Report

A government report Monday warned that the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, risks blowing through its budget and not meeting key deadlines regarding President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, NBC...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 05:13 AM CDT

Trump Admin. Wants to Limit Citizenship for Legal Immigrants

Trump Admin. Wants to Limit Citizenship for Legal Immigrants

The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 04:57 PM CDT

Judge Says Reuniting Families Is Government's Sole Burden

Judge Says Reuniting Families Is Government's Sole Burden

A federal judge on Friday said the Trump administration was solely responsible for reuniting hundreds of children who remain separated from the parents after being split at the U.S.-Mexico border, puncturing...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 03:39 AM CDT

Documents: Youth Care Worker Sexually Abused Immigrant Boys

Documents: Youth Care Worker Sexually Abused Immigrant Boys

Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 01:30 PM CDT

US, ACLU Divided on How to Reunify Separated Families

US, ACLU Divided on How to Reunify Separated Families

The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 07:55 AM CDT

Worker at Child Immigration Facility Molested Teen: Police

Worker at Child Immigration Facility Molested Teen: Police

A worker at a nonprofit organization that houses immigrant children separated from their parents at the border has been booked on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl at its one of its facilities in...

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Prosecutors Reveal New Details in Death of Suburban Attorney
Prosecutors Reveal New Details in Death of Suburban Attorney

The man charged with the murder of a prominent Chicago-area attorney was the victim's brother-in-law, prosecutors said Thursday, alleging that John Gately III carried out the fatal shooting after his sister told...

Clear the Shelters: Find a Chicago-Area Shelter Near You
Clear the Shelters: Find a Chicago-Area Shelter Near You

The pet adoption initiative known as Clear the Shelters takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2018.

Tell Us How Your Pets Behave, and We’ll Tell You Which Toys They Want
Tell Us How Your Pets Behave, and We’ll Tell You Which Toys They Want

A good toy for a good boy. From cozy plush toys to flying discs, treat your furry friends to the best toys in the market, and see why they’re beneficial for you and your pets.

Chicago Cubs Place Mike Montgomery on Disabled List
Chicago Cubs Place Mike Montgomery on Disabled List

The Chicago Cubs have been bitten by the injury bug again, placing Mike Montgomery on the disabled list.

Former Security Chiefs Blast Trump for Yanking Clearance
Former Security Chiefs Blast Trump for Yanking Clearance

Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political...

New Ikea Pop-Up Coming to Chicago Offers Free Meatballs
New Ikea Pop-Up Coming to Chicago Offers Free Meatballs

An Ikea pop-up is coming to Chicago – and bringing with it some free meatballs.