A new unit within the Cook County public defender’s office wants better representation for noncitizens clients at risk of being deported.
A Chicago mother explains how her husband’s 15-year-old conviction led to three deportations and a family torn apart.
Hena Mansori, the head of the new immigration unit at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, offers advice for noncitizens who come into contact with the justice system.
Pritzker Signs Bill Allowing Cook County Public Defender’s Office to Handle Deportation Cases Blog Post
But a lack of funding and personnel could drastically limit how many immigrants the county can represent.