The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot announced on Thursday night that her city had permanently banned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the Chicago Police Department’s databases. This comes ahead of the looming ICE raids to detain undocumented immigrants.
In her own own words:
“Chicago police will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. “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.”