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Last week, the President announced deportation raids across the country. But then he said he’d wait for two weeks. We check in with immigrant rights groups here in Illinois about how they’ve been handling all of this news. Plus, last year riders took nearly 40 million trips on electric scooters. Now Chicago has launched a pilot program on the city’s west side.
On Monday, June 17, President Trump tweeted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was slated to carry out deportation raids focused on ten cities, including Chicago. Then on Saturday, Trump said he’d delay the raids by two weeks. He also said the deportations would start unless Democrats changed the U.S. asylum laws.
We speak with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from Illinois’ 9th district, which includes parts of Chicago’s north side and north and northwest suburbs.
Much of the conversation around immigrant raids has focused on the big cities like Chicago where those raids were supposed to have taken place. But communities all across Illinois have felt the impact of the president’s comments on possible raids.
To check in on places outside of Chicago, we’re joined by Ricardo Diaz, a board member of the New American Welcome Center and a founding member of CU Immigration Forum. We also talk to Sara Dady, an immigration attorney at her Rockford law firm, Dady Law Group, and Fred Tsao, policy director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Chicago.