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Dennis Miller: Is there still room for funny in this day and age?

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray speak with Dennis Miller on what’s happening in the world and the immigration policy. Answering the question, ‘is there still room for funny in this day and age with everyone fighting left versus right?’

Madigan sues Joliet woman for immigration services scam

(CHICAGO) A southwest suburban woman operated a scam to get Illinois residents to pay her thousands of dollars for unlicensed immigration services, according to a lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Madigan filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County against Norma Bonilla, who is alleged to have defrauded at least four people out of more than $10,000 to secure immigration statuses for which they were not actually eligible.

“This scam exploited immigrants at a time when many are seeking assistance due to the recent federal executive actions,” Madigan said in a statement. “Preying on immigrants’ fears and confusion is an appalling scheme, and this lawsuit seeks to stop this fraud.”

Madigan alleges Bonilla is not a licensed attorney or employed by an immigration attorney or any agency authorized to provide immigration assistance services. She also never registered with the attorney general’s office, as required by state law, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit alleges that Bonilla met with customers in their homes, charging them more than $1,000 for immigration records for which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services only charges $35. She also charged an additional $1,000 for her work, Madigan claims.

The lawsuit states Bonilla never followed through in obtaining the documents and violated the law by never providing clients with a written contract to explain her services or costs.

Madigan warned that Bonilla may still be running the scam, despite not being authorized to do so.

“It is critical to find honest and legitimate assistance and know the warning signs of immigration fraud,” Madigan said in the statement. “I encourage people to contact my office if you encounter a solicitation that seems questionable or if you have already been the victim of fraud. My office does not ask for immigration status.”

CPS to ICE: Keep Out

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) Chicago Public Schools principals have been told, if immigration agents show up and they don’t have a criminal warrant, don’t let them in.
As the Trump Administration announced a rewrite of immigration enforcement policies, CPS Education Officer Janice Jackson told principals to alert CPS lawyers, immediately, if immigration agents show up at district buildings.  The district says the agents should wait outside while the law department is reviewing the matter.
Principals are also being urged to update student emergency contact forms.
Rather than just focusing on violent crimes,  those in the country illegally could be subjected to rapid deportation if they are charged or convicted of any offense or even suspected of a crime. That’s according to Homeland Security Department memos signed by Secretary John Kelly.
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Chicago mayor calls for actions to welcome immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on city residents to show immigrants that they are welcome through actions such as hosting a meal or offering kind words.

Emanuel says in a statement Sunday that his family plans to host young immigrants attending Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago for “a meal, a conversation and a recognition and celebration of all that unites us, rather than what divides us.”

He’s urging others in the city to host a similar meal at their homes and at neighborhood restaurants or share “welcoming words” through a phone call or email.

On Saturday and Sunday, demonstrators rallied at O’Hare International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump’s orders banning travel to the U.S. by citizens from seven Muslim majority nations.


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Trump’s election triggers flood of immigration questions

CHICAGO (AP) — Immigration hotlines, legal clinics and public schools around the country have been fielding a flood of questions about immigration since Donald Trump’s election.

Trump’s tough talk on immigration has stirred anxiety among immigrants regardless of legal status. They are turning to lawyers, teachers, advocacy groups and congressional offices for help.

The most urgent inquiries have come from young people benefiting from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal program started by President Barack Obama in 2012. It allows immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to avoid deportation and get work permits. Some are worried that they could be the first target.

As a candidate, Trump pledged to build a border wall and to deport millions of immigrants living in the country without permission.

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John and Ray In 60

Chicago White Sox fans will have a new corporate name attached to their home stadium next season, as the team has sold naming rights for their ballpark to Guaranteed Rate.

Mike Pence stopped to get his haircut at a local barbershop in Pennsylvania. The barber had no idea who Pence was.

Plus, Donald Trump seems to be backtracking on his promise to deport all 11 million people living in the US illegally. Now he says there won’t be “amnesty” but he will “work with them.”