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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

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement about deportation of illegal immigrants in the Rose Garden at the White House June 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the DREAM Act unable to gain traction in Congress, Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting some young people who came to U.S. as children of illegal immigrants. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Immigration Plan Draws Praise, Jeers

The new initiative affects as many as 800,000 people, including a young woman who spoke to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

06/15/2012

An immigration rights activist is arrested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in the South Loop, after refusing to stop blocking the entrance to the building. A total of four protesters were arrested during the rally. (Credit: CBS)

4 Arrested During Immigration Rights Rally In South Loop

The NATO delegates haven’t arrived in Chicago for the weekend’s summit yet, but the protesters have already been busy for two days, and at least 12 protesters have been arrested in that time.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Some Crete residents balk at the idea of an immigrant detention center proposed for their village. (CBS)

March From Chicago To Crete Protests Immigration Detention Center

About 50 immigration rights activists are staging a 48-hour walk from Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood to far south suburban Crete.

03/30/2012

Some Crete residents balk at the idea of an immigrant detention center proposed for their village. (CBS)

Proposed Immigrant Detention Center Stirs Debate In Crete

U.S. immigration officials have selected the south suburb as a possible new site for a lockup where hundreds could be detained. But some residents are saying “Not in my back yard,” CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

01/23/2012

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Gutierrez Pleased, Hopeful About Change In Deportation Policy

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) has launched a new push to inform immigrants about new deportation rules.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Several immigrant rights activists sat down on the Washington Boulevard entrance ramp to the Kennedy Expressway on Aug. 17, 2011, as part of a protest of the federal government's Secure Communities Task Force program. (Credit: CBS)

Immigrant Rights Activists Block Traffic To Protest Deportations

What started out as a Homeland Security hearing turned into a protest in the streets on Wednesday.

08/17/2011

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (center, white shirt) was arrested outside the White House on July 26, 2011, during an immigration protest. He was among a group of 11 people who were sitting on the sidewalk outside the White House and were warned to leave before they were taken into custody. (Photo Courtesy Rep. Gutierrez's office)

No House Ethics Sanctions Against Gutierrez After Arrest

The U.S. House of Representatives has decided not to pursue ethics sanctions against Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who was arrested last week while protesting in front of the White House.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

DREAM Act

Quinn Signs DREAM Act Into Law

Two months after the Illinois DREAM Act passed the General Assembly, Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign it into law Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2011

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