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Immigration advocates discuss implications of executive order

Advocates and leaders gathered at Pilsen’s Casa Michoacan on Friday to discuss the implications of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Signed into law today, the executive order will provide temporary relief from deportation for the parents of U.S. citizens and residents who have been in the country for at least five years.  The order […]

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Gutierrez, Emanuel predict movement on immigration reform this year

Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said there could be some movement on immigration reform this year at an event in the nation’s capital on Thursday, May 8. The event, sponsored by the Urban Institute, a D.C.-based think tank, was moderated by Jim Avila, a former Chicago broadcast journalist now serving as a White […]

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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 […]