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.
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).
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Immigration rights groups are marking the National Day of Action for Deportation Relief.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On a recent day, they say, Chicago police and Immigration showed up and hauled seven workers away.
The Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.
ne of Chicago’s best-known boxers faces deportation after being in the United States for 21 years.
Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to hold a hearing on the contentious issue of whether to keep suspected illegal immigrants behind bars while federal authorities check their immigration status.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a new hotline to help immigrant families who face being split up by deportation.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) has launched a new push to inform immigrants about new deportation rules.
Four years after they were separated by deportation, a family is about to be reunited today at O’Hare International Airport.