President 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.
Some 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.
U.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.
A 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.
Immigrants 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.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is gearing up to begin approving drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants.
The state is planning a massive effort that to give thousands of undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The 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.
In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
Governor Quinn has signed a new law that allows undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a drivers license.
It’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.
A 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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several key aldermen are backing a proposal in the state legislature to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
The Chicago City Council has given final approval to an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from being unfairly detained or deported.
Wednesday will be a day of historic proportions, as thousands of young people who were brought into the country illegally get the opportunity to apply to live and work in the United States legally.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday outlined a proposed ordinance he hopes will reinforce Chicago’s reputation as an “immigrant friendly” city.
A 54-year old woman who is on a hunger strike was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital on Monday, after complaining of abdominal pain and chills.
Opponents of a proposed immigration detention center in far south suburban Crete were out in force Sunday, in the final day of a 48-hour opposition walk.