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Gutierrez says House inaction on immigration reform calls for a strategy shift

In a less optimistic speech, Congressman Luis Gutierrez said to a group of immigration activists today if House Republicans are not willing to negotiate on immigration reform, President Obama must use his executive power to at least stop deportations. “President Barack Obama should not wait until the end of July…if the Republicans do not want […]

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Resident calls on president to take action on immigration reform

It seems as though there is nothing happening on immigration and yet immigration is all over the news lately. The president reviewing deportation procedures; the president not reviewing deportation procedures; influential large organizations asking the president to NOT stop deportations; Cantor losing and Graham winning and everyone analyzing what this means for the chances of […]

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Elvira Arellano leads immigration march urging ICE to stop deportations (PHOTOS)

Immigration reform advocates gathered for a rally in Federal Plaza followed by a march to ICE headquarters in downtown Chicago Thursday afternoon. The event was organized by Familia Latina Unida/Sin Fronteras, an immigrant advocacy organization co-founded by Elvira Arellano.  Arellano, an undocumented Mexican national, became a symbol of the immigration reform movement after taking refuge […]

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Congress struggles with immigration reform, deportations reach record highs

*Updated on March 24 *The Gate isn’t using the last names of the family in this story to protect their confidentiality. When Karla first heard that undocumented students like her could apply for a work permit regardless of their immigration status, she was ecstatic. Karla is a junior at Juarez high school. She belongs to […]

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Immigration activists demand comprehensive reform at downtown rally (PHOTOS)

Hundreds of immigration activists blocked the intersection of Congress Parkway and Clark Street in an act of civil disobedience in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office today. At around 4 p.m., dozens of activists and students sat shoulder-to shoulder, blocking rush-hour traffic. They urged Congress to pass immigration reform and halt deportations. […]

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Thousands march, urge Congress to pass immigration reform (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Chicago Saturday asking Congress to find a comprehensive solution to the country’s outdated immigration laws. A combination of labor, immigrant and community groups walked from the city’s near West Side to Daley Plaza. Demonstrators played the drums, chanted and held signs that read “immigration reform now” and […]

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Local Residents Protest Deportations Outside Detention Center

ICE says those arrested in Back Of The Yards had pending criminal charges Seven undocumented immigrants blocked Beach Street in front of the Broadview Detention Center on Tuesday. A press conference and rally to stop the deportations quickly turned into a demonstration, as the seven put their arms inside of PVC pipe and sat in […]

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Immigrants ‘Come Out’ in National Effort

Local organizations and community groups met at Union Park for the National Coming out of the Shadows march on Sunday, March 10. Nearly 200 people gathered for a press conference before marching to the Federal Plaza. This is the fourth anniversary of the march and rally organized mainly by undocumented immigrants. This year, protesters shared […]

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Community Demands Release of Undocumented Workers

Advocates and church leaders had been protesting outside the Chicago Loop headquarters of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since Friday, Nov. 30. The protests came after the arrest of 34 undocumented workers on Thursday, Nov. 29. Protest organizers said the men who were taken from the Chicago Pallet Factory in Elk Grove Village had […]

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ICIRR Hosts “One Nation One Dream” Immigrant Integration Summit 2012

On Feb. 4, ICIRR will be hosting its 2nd Annual Immigrant Integration Summit. This summit will provide free vital information and training to assist Illinois Immigrant Families on issues affecting their communities. “One Nation One Dream” Immigrant Integration Summit 2012: Education is Power February 04, 2012 Malcolm X College * 1900 W Van Buren St. […]