The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois preliminarily approved a class action settlement which would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to end its practice of making unlawful “collateral arrests” through vehicle stops and other community enforcement actions in Illinois and five other Midwestern states. 

The settlement will not go into effect until after the court issues a final approval. People who may be affected by the settlement may submit comments and/or appear at a fairness hearing on February 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.