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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

67 Take Citizenship Oaths At Chicago Cultural Center

67 people from 32 countries took the oath of allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at the Cultural Center.

07/03/2013

Grant Gochnauer and Gabriel Fontes. 
(Credit: Facebook)

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

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