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Collaborations form to organize immigration workshops

Photo by: Keyandre Jackson Mural by: Martanoemí Noriega (Panamá) Jenny Morales Olaya (Panamá) Delilah D. Salgado (Chicago), Valerie Valdez (Chicago), Gloe (Chicago) In neighborhoods across the city, immigration advocacy groups have been generating information sessions to keep undocumented residents and allies informed about their rights under the law. Beginning late last year, several information sessions […]

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Film review: Award-winning, undocumented journalist shares his story

“Documented” chronicles the personal journey of Pulitzer-Prize award-winning  journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas as he comes to terms with his immigration status in a very public way- first in a New York Times Magazine article in 2011 and now, in this film. It’s a story that resonates with millions of undocumented Americans today, who […]

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Activists rally on May Day, ask President Obama to stop deportations

Close to a thousand people gathered at the site of the Haymarket Memorial in downtown Chicago to mark the 125th anniversary of May Day. The rain and overcast skies didn’t keep activists from a wide array of community, labor, faith and immigrant rights groups from turning out for the annual march.. This year’s march highlighted […]

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New documentary series puts a human face on the immigration debate

*Baja para leer este artículo en español. “Borderland,” a new Al Jazeera America documentary series where six Americans retrace the paths of three migrants who died while crossing the U.S./Mexican border, is scheduled to premiere on Sunday April 13 at 9p.m. (ET/6p.m. PST) The documentary features a fashion blogger, an immigrant rights activist, a farmer, […]

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Immigrants, activists stage sit-in at immigration detention center

After a morning of chants with activists holding anti-deportation signs, what started as a peaceful demonstration in front of the Broadview Detention Center ended in the arrest of 11 activists who blocked an intersection near that facility today. The demonstration and blockade was the second event this week organized as part of a national campaign […]

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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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Democratic leaders push for a vote on immigration reform

Democratic congressional leaders held a press conference on March 25 to pressure House Republican leadership and push a vote on immigration reform. “We are here to say we will persist, we must have action, and we demand a vote.  So we say to Speaker Boehner, give us a vote.  Give the American people a vote,” […]

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What’s up with that? Local youth step up for their communities

By the time you read this column, Chicago’s primary election results will be in. We’ll know who won some hotly contested Northwest Side primary races. We’ll also know how successful grassroots groups like the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council were in getting out the vote to show support for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour […]

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Latinos and Asian-Americans say deportation relief more important than pathway to citizenship in new poll

Immigration reform remains a hot-button issue as Congress continues to postpone action on legislation which directly affects two key groups- Latinos and Asian-Americans. A recent report released by the Pew Research Center summarized the results of two national phone surveys conducted among Latinos and Asian-Americans in Fall 2013 regarding mainly immigration reform and related issues. […]

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro keynotes local event

Rising political star and Latino leader, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was in town Friday, Nov. 8 to keynote the Latino Policy Forum’s third annual policy breakfast. The theme of the breakfast was “Latino Education, Service and Leadership: A Shared Future” and convened hundreds of cross-sector leaders to join in on the dialogue. In his […]