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Month: March 2024

Chicago Immigration Attorney John Heiderscheidt Comments on Migrant Website’s Murky Details Surrounding $300 Million Funding

Although the City of Chicago has a website dedicated to monitoring how nearly $300 million is being spent on the migrant crisis, it seems as though details are still murky as to how the city is spending that money. The details of how the money is being spent remain a mystery due to how the city is handling the migrant crisis. The City of Chicago has outsourced a majority of operations and staffing to private companies.

Favorite Healthcare Staffing, a healthcare staffing agency based in Kansas, has been paid more than $206 million. Equitable Social Solutions, a Kentucky-based organization that partners with cities such as Chicago to help locate housing for migrants, was paid $45 million.

Missing from the website, which was put together by Mayor Johnson’s administration, are details regarding how much profit these companies are making. Documents like leasing contracts and how much developers and building owners are making off of allowing the city to convert their buildings into shelters are noticeably absent from the website.

Attorney Heiderscheidt included his thoughts on the situation saying, “The City has badly handled this crisis and it should be turned over to federal authorities, as the law requires.”

Chicago Criminal and Immigration Attorney Comments on DHS Involvement in Trafficking Allegations Tied to Sean “Diddy” Combs

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has been under fire for accusations of sexual abuse, trafficking, and rape. Federal agents have searched two of Combs’ properties. The searches are part of an ongoing investigation by federal authorities in New York. The Department of Homeland Security has been involved in recent searches of his New York, Los Angeles, and Miami properties.

DHS works to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks within the United States. This involves coordinating efforts across various federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies. The department is responsible for securing the borders of the United States, including the prevention of illegal immigration and the interdiction of illicit goods and activities. DHS oversees immigration enforcement and services, including the enforcement of immigration laws, immigration benefits, and refugee resettlement programs. That being said, the Department of Homeland Security’s involvement in this case can only mean that somehow immigrants were involved in Combs’ operation.

John Heiderscheidt, an immigration attorney who has extensive knowledge concerning DHS, said, “The fact that DHS is involved might suggest migrants were used or involved in whatever alleged trafficking operation took place.” Mr. Heiderscheidt has practiced criminal and immigration law in Illinois since 2011, representing clients successfully through bench and jury trials.

Chicago Civil Attorney John Heiderscheidt Comments on Trump’s Bond Predicament

Chicago Civil Attorney John Heiderscheidt Comments on Trump's Bond Predicament

In February, Justice Arthur Engoron ruled against Donald Trump, imposing a penalty of over $350 million due to a year-long scheme to inflate his financial statements. This penalty increased to over $464 million with interest. Trump must post the entire $464 million bond by Monday, March 25.

As for the appeal, Trump has expressed his intention to challenge the judgment. However, under New York law, he must first pay the entire fine or secure a bond. His legal team have stated that despite their efforts, it has been nearly impossible to find a company willing to act as a guarantor for the full sum. Trump claimed to have secured nearly enough funds for collateral, but it remains to be seen whether he can meet the requirements.

This situation has led to speculation about Trump’s financial stability. Much of his fortune remains tied up in real estate and other assets. The outcome of this situation is still uncertain and will likely depend on the decisions of the courts and the success of Trump’s appeal.

As an experienced attorney, John Heiderscheidt says, “It is rare that a litigant in a civil case is required to post this much money to pursue an appeal, but until an appellate court steps in, Trump has few options but compliance.”

Immigration Attorney John Heiderscheidt Campaigned with Bob Fioretti on Primary Day

Attorney John Heiderscheidt campaigned with Bob Fioretti on Primary Day at Chicago’s iconic Manny’s Deli and The Billy Goat Tavern. Fioretti is the Republican candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney. Bob Fioretti previously served as alderman in the Chicago City Council for the 2nd Ward in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He is active in the Chicago community and has served on several boards including the Easterseals Board, which provides assistance for children with disabilities, and the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation.

As a Chicago native, Fioretti’s primary focus has been on providing higher quality education and strengthening communities. Bob Fioretti’s career spans law, public service, and educational advocacy. His dedication to community welfare continues to shape his goals for the City of Chicago. He has been involved in local politics for several years, advocating for various issues related to urban development, public safety, and community welfare.

For more information on Bob Fioiretti’s campaign, head over to https://www.fiorettiforcook.com/.

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Senate Bill 4

Photo courtesy of Christopher Connelly/ KERA News

The US Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a bill that could allow police in Texas to arrest people suspected of crossing the border illegally. Senate Bill 4 (SB4) is one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s attempts to deter migrants from crossing the border. SB4 would allow local police officers to arrest anyone suspected of crossing into the US illegally. If SB4 goes into effect, the consequences for crossing the border illegally will result in arrest and up to six months in jail. 

Texas State lawmaker Victoria Neave Criado worries that if this bill gets passed, it could lead to racial profiling and discrimination. Criado also says that the decision to arrest an individual who may or may not be here illegally is not one that local law enforcement should be making. “Local police shouldn’t determine whether a person is here lawfully or not. That’s something that falls within the federal government,” said Criado.

John Heiderscheidt, an immigration lawyer who has assisted hundreds of migrants in the Chicagoland area, said “SB4 originating out of Texas inappropriately usurps federal jurisdiction over immigration issues. This cannot be done without a companion federal legislative rubric authorizing it.” 

John Heiderscheidt Attends Northshore Immigration Event

John Heiderscheidt Attends Northshore Immigration Event

On Tuesday evening, February 27, John Heiderscheidt attended North Shore community event “When the Road Stops Here”. This event was created by North Shore resident Jessica Seigel. Seigel founded the nonprofit organization called North Shore Neighbors Say Bienvenidos in an effort to help migrants. 

When the Road Stops Here featured several speakers, including NBC 5’s Sandra Torres. Torres shared her own story of migrating to the US from Columbia and spoke about the struggles her family faced. Other speakers were migrant families who shared their stories of life before coming to the US. 

Since August 2022, over 34,000 migrants have been bused to Chicago and surrounding suburbs from Texas. Shelters are overcrowded and buses are dropping migrants off in the northern suburbs with little to no resources. North Shore Neighbors Say Bienvenidos is volunteer operated and was created to assist newcomer families being bused to the northern suburbs from Texas. The organization provides resources for migrants as well as volunteer opportunities and ways community members can get involved. 

​With a turnout of over 400 people at the event, Attorney Heiderscheidt said, “It was encouraging to see so many people from the North Shore community take an interest in this situation which is turning quickly to a humanitarian disaster on an unacceptable scale.” 


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