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Chicago Mayor will 'permanently' block ICE from accessing police databases for raids

Lightfoot says the move is "permanent", adding "Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart".

July 12, 2019 - 10:23 am

(KFTK) - As ICE is reportedly gearing up to launch massive raids this weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to block their efforts.

Related: ICE raids targeting thousands of undocumented immigrants will start Sunday, per report

This week, Lightfoot announced that the Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE or allow them to access police databases.

Lightfoot says the move is "permanent", adding "Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart".  

It's been reported this week that ICE plans to launch raids in 10 major cities beginning this Sunday, rounding up over 2,000 undocumented immigrants.

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