A controversy is brewing in Chicago involving the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency is planning to launch an academy that will train civilians in defensive tactics, firearms familiarization and targeted arrests.
It’s supposed to help people better understand the agency, but it’s sparking fears among immigration advocates that it’s a step towards vigilantism.
The academy is supposed to begin in September.
Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33rd Ward) joined WGN News to discuss what the academy means for the city.