RAID IN HIS WARD. BUT THAT RAID NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED. TARA, THIS REALLY RATTLED RESIDENTS. Reporter: IT SURE DID. THAT’S BECAUSE IT SEEMED LEGIT. THE ALDERMAN WENT AS FAR AS POSTING A WARNING ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. OUR OFFICE RECEIVED REPORTS THAT I.C.E. IS APPROACHING BUSINESSES AND HOMES IN TILSON TODAY. THE ALDERMAN’S TWEET POSTED A WARNING HE FOLLOWED UP WITH BY DISPATCHING A RAPID RESPONSE TEAM IN THE COMMUNITY. CONCERN THERE WAS ANY KIND OF PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY. Reporter: HE TOLD ME HIS OFFICE CONFIRMED REPORTS WITH THE IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER. WHEN THESE ORGANIZATIONS CALL MY OFFICE, TO NOTIFY THE OFFICIAL, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY. Reporter: LETTER TWEETING MY TEAM AND I WENT TO THE AREA WHERE THESE REPORTS ORIGINATED. AND IT APPEARS THERE IS NO LONGER I.C.E. PRESENCE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THERE WERE NOT ANY REPORTED DETACHMENTS. TONIGHT, LOPEZ STANDS BEHIND THOSE CHOICES. THOSE MESSAGES. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE ABOUT OUR DECISION THAT WE MADE IT. Reporter: DESPITE BACKLASH THAT THEY CAUSED FEAR IN A COMMUNITY ON EDGE. WITH LEGITIMATE I.C.E. ACTIVITY REPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CRITICAL REVIEW TWEETING AND SENDING THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM WHEN THERE WAS NO PRESENCE CONFIRMED? I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT VIEWS, THE REALITY IS THAT WE LIVE IN VERY DARK TIMES IN OUR COUNTRY. I DON’T THINK THAT THIS IS ANY JOKE. FOR ANYBODY, IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES OR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE I.C.E. OR THE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CENTER. I THINK I TAKE THOSE SERIOUSLY. Reporter: MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ACKNOWLEDGED THIS TODAY CONFIRMING THAT I.C.E. OFFICIALS IN FULL UNIFORM WERE IN TOWN YESTERDAY. BUT ONLY FOR LUNCH. THERE WAS NO ENFORCEMENT ACTION, NO ONE WAS DETAINED. I WENT TO BUSINESSES AND NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE A PART OF YESTERDAY’S FALSE ALARM. I TALKED TO FOLKS. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BUT NOT ONE OF THEM MENTIONED SEEING AN ICE OFFICIAL.

Chicago Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez Sounds ICE Alarm In Pilsen, But No Detainments Reported
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