Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Rauner's Immigration Message Leaves Advocates PerplexedMore than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation's most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered mixed signals about his stance on immigration.
Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obama's Immigration PolicyIn what may be the defining moment of his second term, President Obama signed an executive order allowing millions of illegal immigrants to temporarily stay in the United States.
Activists Angry With Slow Pace Of Licenses For Undocumented ImmigrantsSome immigrants’ rights groups are upset about how long it takes for undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Illinois, under a program that started one year ago.
George Defends Pulling Funding For Immigrant Group Over Same-Sex Marriage StanceAccused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.
Immigrant Group Sets Up Hotline For Families Facing DeportationThe Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a new hotline to help immigrant families who face being split up by deportation.
Gutierrez Pleased, Hopeful About Change In Deportation PolicyU.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) has launched a new push to inform immigrants about new deportation rules.
Immigrant Advocates Slam Federal Deportation ProgramState lawmakers and advocates for immigrants’ rights are condemning a federal program, which they say is targeting families and not the worst criminals for which it was designed.
Immigrant Rights Group Wants Probe Of Deportation ProgramThe Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to investigate its own Secure Communities program for deporting illegal aliens after encounters with local police.