Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cook County's Toni Preckwinkle kills ICE proposal - Illegal Aliens are welcomed in Cook County, we ain't turning them over!
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has thrown cold water on a proposal by a high-level federal official to end a months-long dispute over immigration enforcement at the county jail.
In a letter sent Monday to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, Preckwinkle labels as "premature" Morton's invitation to set up a "working group" to resolve differences over the county's refusal to hold suspected illegal immigrants after they post bail.
Preckwinkle goes on to say she is willing to meet with Morton to discuss the issue, even as she expresses "strong reservations" about holding people for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, without a warrant after a judge has ordered them to be released.
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