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Rahm Still Aiming To Make Chicago World's Most Immigrant-Friendly City

Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday proposed a new ordinance that would specifically block undocumented immigrants in Chicago from being detained unless the...

Proposed Immigration Jail Faces Continued Opposition

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

CRETE, Ill. -- A gateway between Chicago's suburbs and downstate farm country, the small village of Crete is old-fashioned and proud of it. Patriotic ...

Immigration Activists Rally Against Planned Detention Center

Posted 03.31.2012 | Chicago

Some 30 people on Friday kicked off a three-day march from Chicago's Little Village neighborhood to south suburban Crete, the site of a proposed deten...

Chicago Immigrants Rally For DREAM Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A vote on the DREAM Act could happen in congress as early as Tuesday, and local immigrant groups are making sure state lawmakers know where they stand...

106-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It had been a long time coming and she needed a little help, but Ingacia Moya raised her right hand Monday morning and made a long-awaited dream come ...

Chicago Immigration Protesters Arrested, Say Deportations Cost The U.S. Trillions

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Carrying trash bags emblazoned with dollar signs a crowd of about 200 immigration reform advocates marched downtown Chicago on Tuesday afternoon deman...

Chicago Aldermen Criticize Obama For Dragging Feet On Immigration Reform

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman criticized the Obama administration today for dragging its feet on immigration reform. Alderman Danny Solis (25th) introduced a re...

Deportations Rise In The Midwest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just after dawn, shackled illegal immigrants lined up on an isolated tarmac at O'Hare International Airport before boarding a federal jet bound for th...

Congressman Urges Obama To Help Immigrants

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Activists are calling on Barack Obama to fulfill promises to keep immigrant mothers from being separated from their children. That plea came outside ...

21 Charged In Alleged Little Village Fake ID Ring

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after federal authorities announced a broad sweep that resulted in the arrest of dozens of immigrants here illegally, prosecutors said 21 peopl...

St. Cecilia Over Her Shoulder: A Lifetime Of Small Miracles Steer An Immigrant From Germany To Chicago

Czerina Salud and Sandra Wong Geroux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Czerina Salud and Sandra Wong Geroux

The American opera houses didn't know it yet, but amidst the backdrop of postwar Germany, one of its most passionate advocates and educators was about to begin her journey into the realm of their epic institution. Like every remarkable journey, the road to Oz was fraught with danger, but also miracles, along the way.

The Threatening "Silliness" of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Hoyt

In America we change broken and stupid laws - that is how women got the vote and Jim Crow segregation was ended. We will have immigration enforcement that works only when we create legal avenues for workers to come to the U.S. to do the many entry-level jobs our economy has created and only when we legalize the 12 million undocumented workers who are already contributing to our nation with their sweat.