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Grant Gochnauer and Gabriel Fontes. 
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DOMA Ruling Could Provide Path To Citizenship For Local Man

A Bucktown couple says they were living in fear two days ago – and now, because the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, they are not, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/27/2013

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Latinos Push U.S. Rep. Lipinski For Immigration Reform At Town Hall

About 100 Latino immigrants packed a town hall meeting held by Congressman Dan Lipinski in Orland Park today pressing him on the issue of immigration reform, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/11/2013

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)

Immigrants Complain Of Family Member Arrests During March

While immigrants and supporters were attending Tuesday’s May Day rally for immigration reform in downtown Chicago, they say agents with Homeland Security were arresting some of their family members in their homes.

05/03/2013

Tom Dart

Conservative Group Sues Sheriff Dart Over Immigration

A conservative watch dog group has sued Sheriff Tom Dart for following Cook County laws on the release of immigrants from custody.

04/22/2013

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky Leads Coaltion Against Republican Immigration Plan

A liberal coalition is trying to head off a plan to replace diversity and family with, money and degrees as qualifications for a new life in this country.

03/30/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Immigration Bill Will Not Allow Violent Criminals Path To Citizenship

Immigration was on the minds of leaders from the Polish-American and Ukranian-American communities as they met with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Chicago’s northwest side Saturday.

03/02/2013

Luis Gutierrez

Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration Compromise

Talk of a political compromise on the nation’s immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.

02/09/2013

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Path To Citizenship Gives Hope To Undocumented Immigrants

CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at how the new policy could be life-changing for one Chicago area man who has been living in fear.

01/28/2013

The logo of the US Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) Detention and Removal unit. (Credit: Getty)

Chicago Immigrant Laborers Denounce Raid

On a recent day, they say, Chicago police and Immigration showed up and hauled seven workers away.

12/28/2012

State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.

11/29/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

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.

08/16/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Has Last Word With The Supreme Court On Immigration

After the Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, the Obama administration announced that it is revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

06/27/2012

Buttons showing Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Obama On Arizona Immigration Law

While neither side has totally won, the high court’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, is definitely a blow to President Barack Obama.

06/26/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Overwhelming Victory For Obama And Holder In Arizona Immigration Decision

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder won an overwhelming victory as the Supreme Court struck down 3 of 4 provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070.

06/26/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ruling On Ariz. Law Draws Mostly Negative Reaction From Immigrant Advocates

Under the high court’s 5-3 ruling, police officers in Arizona can still ask everyone they stop or arrest to prove they are in the country legally.

06/25/2012

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.

06/22/2012

Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Race Baiting Obama’s Hecklers Is Wrong

People who claim that Obama is being heckled and disrespected more than any other president tend to have a short memory.

06/19/2012

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?

06/19/2012

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