immigration

Arab Activist Freed Awaiting Immigration Sentence

An Arab community activist has been released from a Michigan jail to await her sentence for failing to tell U.S. immigration officials about her conviction for bombings that killed two people in Israel in 1969. Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago paid a $50,000 bond and was released Thursday, about five weeks after her conviction.

12/11/2014

A protestor holds up a banner as a guest beside her reaches to pull it away as US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hecklers Interrupt Obama Immigration Speech

President Barack Obama came to Chicago to talk about his executive order on immigration, but the events in Ferguson just prompted an impassioned response at the Copernicus Center on the Northwest Side.

11/25/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Expected In Chicago To Talk Immigration

President Barack Obama is expected in Chicago to discuss his executive actions that could extend legal protection to as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

11/25/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obama’s Immigration Policy

In 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.

11/22/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Business Leaders Applaud Obama’s Action On Immigration

Some 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.

11/21/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Immigration Announcement Watched Closely Here

For Faviola Delgado and millions more, President Obama can temporarily lift the threat of deportation.

11/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Rep. Gutierrez Applaud Obama’s Action On Immigration

Tomorrow night, President Barack Obama will give a primetime address on immigration.

11/19/2014

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Chicago Activist’s Immigration Trial Nears End

Rasmieh Odeh is the final witness at her trial. Lawyers also are expected to give closing arguments Friday.

11/07/2014

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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.

10/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellogg business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn Fundraiser

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.

10/02/2014

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Dozens Of Immigrants Sworn In As U.S. Citizens At Daley Plaza Ceremony

Wednesday is Constitution Day and dozens of Chicagoans will be celebrating the birth of our nation for the first time as U.S. citizens as they were sworn in today in a special ceremony at Daley Plaza.

09/16/2014

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.

08/06/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk, Ministers Launch Faith-Based Program For Immigrant Children

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has developed a faith-based program with ministers to help care for migrant children being detained in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Kimberly Easton.

08/04/2014

Dick Durbin

Durbin: More Needs To Be Done To Help Child Immigrants

Elected officials addressed thousands during the People’s Mass at Fiesta Del Sol in honor of dreamers, immigrants and the 47,000 children held at detention centers across the nation.

08/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Backs Off Suggestion Some Border Kids Are Criminals

Friday, Sen. Kirk was all about the their safety and their welfare. A Democratic representative was not swayed by the change of heart. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/11/2014

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Immigration Rights Advocates Rally Outside Rep. Dan Lipinski’s Office

About 30 immigration rights advocates rallied Saturday in front of Congressman Dan Lipinski’s Southwest Side office.

06/28/2014

USA soccer fans celebrate in Chicago's Grant Park. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

I Love Ann Coulter And The World Cup

I am madly in love in Ann Coulter.

06/27/2014

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Chicago Family Hoping For Permanent Reunion With Father In Mexico

A Pilsen woman and her daughter are hoping to be reunited with their husband and father, a Mexican citizen, for Father’s Day.

06/10/2014

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Local Politicians, Business Leaders Call On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

Governor 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.

06/09/2014

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.

04/07/2014

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