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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

Immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, a Mexican immigrant, stands with her son Saul at a press conference inside the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago on Aug. 15, 2007. Arellano took refuge in the church for a year after she was ordered to report to the U.S. immigration office to face deportation. She eventually left the church to lobby Congress for immigration reform, and was deported. (Credit:  JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigration Activist Arellano Returns To Chicago

The Mexican activist who holed up in a Chicago church for a year to protest her deportation is returning to the city.

03/23/2014

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Call For A Halt To Deportations That Split Families

Sixty people rallied in Melrose Park for an end to deportations that split families, and said they want the President to make the policy change by executive order.

03/22/2014

Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Protesters Call For Changes In Immigration Policy

Several hundred people rallied in the Federal Plaza downtown Saturday demanding changes in U.S. immigration policy and an end to deportations that split families.

03/08/2014

Justin Bieber. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Chicago Teens Ask Justin Bieber For Help In Stopping Deportations

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.

02/12/2014

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union. (Credit: (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

Immigration Rights Activists Hope For Action From Obama

An immigration right group watched the speech at a church in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. They gathered at this heart of Chicago church to watch President Obama’s speech with a sharp focus.

01/28/2014

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds March To Daley Plaza For Immigration Rights

About 1,000 people marched through Chicago this afternoon then held a rally at Daley Plaza for immigration rights.

10/12/2013

A new Illinois law would allow undocumented immigrants to get a Temporary Visitor Driver's License like this one, but some immigrant groups worry that, because the license has a different color than standard licenses, police would immediately know a person with such a license is in the U.S. illegally. (Photo courtesy Illinois Secretary of State)

Illinois Getting Ready To Issue Driver’s Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants

The state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

10/08/2013

Capitol Hill

Demonstrators Call On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

Marches and rallies are being held across the country today, to pressure Congress to get back to work and to pass the immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate

10/05/2013

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Protesters Call For Rep. Lipinski To Fix Immigration System

Today’s storms didn’t stop an immigration rally in front of Congressman Dan Lipinski’s office on the Southwest Side.

08/31/2013

Cardinal George, left; Bill Daley (CBS)

Cardinal, Bill Daley At Odds Over Same-Sex Marriage

They’re fighting over whether the church is unfairly cutting off funds to immigrant groups because a coalition they belong to disagrees with the church on same-sex marriage. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/01/2013

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