Obama Expected In Chicago To Talk ImmigrationPresident 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.
Activists Angry With Slow Pace Of Licenses For Undocumented ImmigrantsSome immigrants’ rights groups are upset about how long it takes for undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Illinois, under a program that started one year ago.
Senate Panel Explores Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Serve In MilitaryU.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Illinois) was among those attending the hearing at Phoenix Military Academy on the Near West Side. He said it’s unconscionable that young people who have lived in the U.S. almost their entire lives cannot enlist in the armed forces.
Landscaping Company Owner Questions Americans' Work EthicA local landscaper who refuses to hire undocumented workers said she has been having a hard time finding Americans willing to do the job on a day-to-day basis, so she’s resorted to sticking magnetic “Help Wanted” signs on her trucks.
1,200 Immigrants Get Illinois Drivers' LicensesImmigrants can currently take license tests at 14 locations across the state. Secretary of States spokesman Dave Druker says 36 locations will offer license tests by the end of the month.
Undocumented In Illinois Can Apply For Driver's License The Illinois Secretary of State's office is gearing up to begin approving drivers' licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Illinois Getting Ready To Issue Driver's Licenses To Undocumented ImmigrantsThe state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver's licenses, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
City To Train School Counselors On College Benefits For Undocumented ImmigrantsThe city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.
Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget CutsIn west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
Quinn Signs Driver's License Law For ImmigrantsGovernor Quinn has signed a new law that allows undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a drivers license.
Immigrant Groups Divided Over Temporary Driver's License PlanIt's a hot button issue: should undocumented immigrants be allowed to get driver’s licenses? Even leaders in Chicago's Latino community are divided on a measure that would grant undocumented immigrants temporary licenses.
State Senate OKs Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsA plan that would allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to get driver's licenses cleared another hurdle Tuesday, with the state Senate approving the measure hours after Republican leaders in the General Assembly offered their support and said they've been working with Democrats on the issue for years.