The children waived American flags as they said the Pledge of Allegiance. (Credit: Mariam Sobh)

More Than A Dozen Children Plead For Immigration Officials To Release Their Fathers

WBBM’s Mariam Sobh reports the children waived American flags as they said the Pledge of Allegiance.


Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay To Donate Kidney To Sister

The pleas of a 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a kidney have been answered, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Might Get To Stay To Give Kidney To Sick Sister

Jazmin Longoria-Lara looked exhausted Wednesday as she stood in front of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Pilsen, hoping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would hear her pleas for help. Jazmin has been on dialysis three times a week for four years, and needs a kidney transplant.


Jazmin Logoria-Lara (right) needs a new kidney, and is asking a judge to halt her brother's deportation, as he is a match and might be her last hope. (Credit: CBS)

In Need Of New Kidney, Woman Tries To Stop Brother’s Deportation

A 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a life-saving kidney transplant was asking an immigration judge to spare her brother from deportation, because he might be her last hope.


U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez discusses a federal judge's ruling blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Gutierrez: Immigration Activists “Will Not Be Deterred” By Court Setback

Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other immigration activists in Chicago denounced a federal judge’s decision blocking President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but remained undeterred in their support for overhauling the nation’s immigration system.


U.S. Capitol Dome

Durbin Predicts Senate Floor Battle Over Immigration

Last week, Senate Democrats were able to fend off a Republican attempt to force the Obama administration to stop delaying deportations – a practice known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


James R. Thompson Center

Immigrant Moms Ask Quinn To Pardon Their Husbands

A pair of immigrant mothers trying to keep their families together visited the Thompson Center on Monday, hoping for an audience with Gov. Pat Quinn – or, better yet, a pardon for their husbands.


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Chicago Activist Seeks Delay In Detroit Trial

Rasmieh Odeh faces trial in a week, but her lawyers want more time. She failed to disclose convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship in 2004.


Danielle and Miguel Casco. (Credit: CBS)

Teens From Honduras Fighting To Stay With Family In Waukegan

The future of a 16-year-old boy and his sister from Honduras is unknown after they arrived here illegally to escape violence in their home country.


Israel Alcantar-Abrego (Credit: Naperville Police)

Bar Employee Punches Boss; Injures Cops After Escaping Handcuffs

Israel Alcantar-Abrego, 24, of Aurora, remains in DuPage County Jail in Wheaton on $50,000 bail. He faces trial on charges of aggravated battery of a peace officer, resisting or obstructing a police officer and battery, according to police and DuPage County Circuit Court records.


Congressman Luis Gutierrez calls on President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Gutierrez Urges Obama To Take Immediate Action To Halt Deportations

Joined by several families facing deportation, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday demanded President Barack Obama take “immediate” action that would prevent those families and others from being torn apart.


Protesters taking part in a two-day march as part of the National Day of Action for Deportation Relief. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Protesters Begin Two-Day March Against Deportation

Immigration rights groups are marking the National Day of Action for Deportation Relief.


Elvira Arellano returned to Adalberto United Methodist Church on Sunday, nearly seven years after she ended a yearlong stay to avoid deportation. She was deported in 2007, but returned to the U.S. in March 2014 to renew her fight for immigration reform. (Credit: CBS)

Immigrant Activist Brings Reform Fight Back To Chicago

A familiar face in the debate over immigration rights was back in Chicago on Monday, nearly seven years after she was deported to Mexico, following her yearlong stay in a local church to avoid deportation.


Justin Bieber. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Chicago Teens Ask Justin Bieber For Help In Stopping Deportations

Some Chicago teenagers who are close to the immigration issue asked for the support of Justin Bieber for their cause today at a church in the heavily-Latino Pilsen neighborhood.


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Mexican Immigrant Fighting Deportation, Fears He’ll Be Killed By Drug Cartels

A 42-year-old undocumented Chicago resident is asking an immigration judge to allow him to stay here, claiming he’ll be killed by drug traffickers if he’s sent back to Mexico.


Mantas Matulis (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Convicted Of 2005 Murder Of UIC Student Is Deported

A 27-year-old man convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 2005 beating death of a UIC student, was deported Tuesday to his native Lithuania.


About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During Inauguration

Four busloads of Latino activists marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Monday, to demand President Barack Obama focus on immigration reform during his second term.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2013

The logo of the US Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) Detention and Removal unit. (Credit: Getty)

Chicago Immigrant Laborers Denounce Raid

On a recent day, they say, Chicago police and Immigration showed up and hauled seven workers away.


City Council Chambers

Ordinance Protects Undocumented Immigrants From Unfair Deportation

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

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Boxer Andrew Golota Faces Deportation

ne of Chicago’s best-known boxers faces deportation after being in the United States for 21 years.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012