Immigration Reform

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.
Illinois Republicans Call For Comprehensive Immigration ReformIt wasn't the usual suspects at an immigration reform event at St. Ignatius School on the Near West Side Monday morning, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Gutierrez: Immigration Activists "Will Not Be Deterred" By Court SetbackCongressman 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.
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.
Business Leaders Applaud Obama's Action On ImmigrationSome Illinois business leaders said they are glad President Barack Obama has taken executive action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but they also want to see Congress step up with more sweeping changes to immigration laws.
Durbin: Blame House GOP, Not Obama For Immigration Reform DelaySome 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.
Gutierrez Urges Obama To Take Immediate Action To Halt DeportationsJoined 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.
Schneider: Lack Of Immigration Reform Holding Back EconomyA year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.
Rep. Gutierrez Undeterred On Immigration Reform Despite Tea Party Victory A key primary victory for the Tea Party doesn't seem to be discouraging Congressman Luis Gutierrez as he presses the case for immigration legislation in Congress, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Local Politicians, Business Leaders Call On Congress To Pass Immigration ReformGovernor Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and other elected officials joined some of the area’s top business people in again demanding a congressional vote on comprehensive immigration reform, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Group Of Chicago-Area Nuns Pressuring Congress On Immigration ReformA group of nuns from the Chicago area are hoping they can push Congress to pass immigration reform at last, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Irish President Visits City Hall, Talks Immigration With MayorThe President of Ireland stopped by City Hall to exchange pleasantries and some frank talk with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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