Dick Durbin

Durbin: Blame House GOP, Not Obama For Immigration Reform Delay

Some advocates for comprehensive immigration reform have expressed outrage that President Barack Obama won’t take executive action to impose reforms until after the fall elections, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he won’t criticize the president’s decision.


Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Does Mitt Romney Have An October Surprise For The Debate?

Is Mitt Romney planning an October surprise of sorts for tonight? Has he been saving big policy announcements and details for the debate?


Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.


Illegal immigrants begin to form a line in order to apply for special status, allowing them to work and live here legally. (CBS)

Young Illegal Immigrants Head To Navy Pier For Help Getting Work Permits

Wednesday will be a day of historic proportions, as thousands of young people who were brought into the country illegally get the opportunity to apply to live and work in the United States legally.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Nixonian Secret Plans

Mitt Romney has provided no details, not even a hint, of what his immigration plan is. Either this is a lousy sales job, which is bad, or he has no idea there’s a difference between running Bain Capital and running the nation, which is worse.


A student's t-shirt for immigration reform (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Can’t Even Lead From Behind

The guy who passed health care reform in Massachusetts and vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act can’t take a policy position on Obama’s executive order on immigration enforcement?


U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement about deportation of illegal immigrants in the Rose Garden at the White House June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the DREAM Act unable to gain traction in Congress, Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting some young people who came to U.S. as children of illegal immigrants. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Immigration Plan Draws Praise, Jeers

The new initiative affects as many as 800,000 people, including a young woman who spoke to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.



State Senate Passes DREAM Act For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

The state Senate has passed the DREAM Act, which would put those young people within reach of such programs as College Illinois, allowing them to save for their higher education.

WBBM Newsradio–05/05/2011

Luis Gutierrez

Gutierrez: Support For Obama Depends On Immigration Reform

Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Saturday that he doesn’t know if he can support President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election in 2012 if he doesn’t do more to reform immigration policy.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2011

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Christmas Re-Enactment Delivers DREAM Act Message

About 150 people marched this morning from the federal immigrant detention center in Broadview to a Catholic church in Melrose Park two miles away, their third annual Christmastime posada.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010

U.S. Capitol Dome

Immigrants Fear Loss Of Opportunity If DREAM Act Fails

A vote on the “DREAM Act” in the U.S. Senate has been put off because Democrats don’t have the votes to get it passed right now.


Luis Gutierrez

Gutierrez Confident House Can Pass Citizenship Law

Congressman Luis Guiterrez told an extremely spirited crowd of some 150 immigrants rights activists that he believes he’ll get a House vote next week on the “DREAM” citizenship act.


Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois talk before their debate on October 19, 2010 (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off In Senate Candidate Debate

The gloves came off, as the candidates for the U.S. Senate squared off in a one-hour debate.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2010

Young people rally for DREAM Act

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Dozens of undocumented students from Chicago let their voices be heard as they held signs in support of the dream act. 

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2010