Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Wednesday that her city has permanently banned US Immigration and Customs Enforcement from gaining access to Chicago Police Department’s databases ahead of looming ICE raids to arrest undocumented immigrants.
will not team up with ICE to detain any resident,” the mayor said after meeting with business leaders and immigration rights advocates at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
They’re not going to be facilitating or otherwise providing any assistance in any raids whether it’s traffic stops [or] additional support. We have also cut off ICE from any access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent, Chicago Police said
CHICAGO BUSINESS LEADERS ON PROTECTING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: The Mayor joins Chicago business leaders to discuss support and protection of immigrant communities. Watch and share: https://t.co/maUfV9Z5qu
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 10, 2019
President Donald Trump had announced on June 22, that he would delay his plans for mass deportation roundups in at least 10 major cities, including Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago.
He tweeted that he hoped the two-week delay would allow Democrats to
work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.