Logan Square continues to have a relatively quiet start to 2017 on the crime front, but a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, the focus is on immigration enforcement. This week, Chicago Public Schools reminded its principals about the proper procedure if federal officers try to enter schools.
Reassuring Students and Parents, CPS Says No ICE Entry Into Schools Without Criminal Warrant
Immigration remains in the news, as President Donald Trump pushed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to increase arrests and deportations. Trump also has a track record of complaining about sanctuary cities like Chicago, which generally forbid their police officers from inquiring about immigration status or trying to identify undocumented immigrants.
Now, with the threat of mass deportations looming, CPS issued a reminder to principals of schools on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The email said that ICE is not allowed into schools without a criminal warrant, DNAinfo reports. The CPS policy is not a new one.
A criminal warrant is distinct from ICE’s other enforcement tool, an administrative warrant, as USA Today reports. Criminal warrants are signed by judges, while administrative warrants aren’t; ICE is not permitted to enter a home with an administrative warrant unless the residents agree to let them in. Based on this CPS policy, an administrative warrant won’t get ICE into schools.
The American Civil Liberties Union’s information and wallet-sized card on immigrants’ rights can be found here.
Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run in Western Logan
A pedestrian was struck by a car and injured at the intersection of Kimball and Wrightwood when a car turned as he was crossing the street, DNAinfo reports. The driver fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, Richard Pallardy of Logan Square, said the car was dark-colored but didn’t remember other information about it. Police said they were investigating the crash.
Woman Reported Missing Since Jan. 26
A 24-year-old woman was reported missing by Chicago Police, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding her.
Natalia Posso, a Hispanic woman who has a learning disability, was last seen near Dickens and Hamlin avenues, the Tribune reports. She is about 5 foot 4 and around 180 pounds, according to police.
The intersection of Dickens and Hamlin is about a block north and a block east of Mozart Park, or two blocks north of Armitage Avenue and the Ames Marine Leadership Academy.
Anyone with information about Posso can reach Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.