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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Arellano a bad symbol for immigration reform

    Arellano a bad symbol for immigration reform
    Elvira Arellano wasn't a good standard-bearer for immigration reform nearly eight years ago, and she's even worse for the cause today. Yet she's front and center again, having returned to the United States last week and taken up residence in the same...
  • Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue

    Immigrant groups lose Catholic funding over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • More than 100 immigration protesters cited after blocking downtown traffic

    More than 100 immigration protesters cited after blocking downtown traffic
    About 120 demonstrators received citations late this afternoon during an immigration rally just outside the Loop. Chicago police say the demonstrators from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights rally in Chicago blocked traffic on Clark...
  • March, rally brings attention to immigration reform

    March, rally brings attention to immigration reform
    Thousands of marchers took to the streets of Chicago Saturday in a continued call for immigration reform and an end to deportations. A conglomeration of labor groups, community organizations and faith leaders organized the march, which stepped off about...
  • Officials demand more information about proposed immigration detention center

    Officials demand more information about proposed immigration detention center
    Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet. McFarland, who called for a public meeting to learn about...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?

    Voting community conversation: Why will you vote in 2012?
    On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election. What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
  • Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed

    Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed
    A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
  • Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters

    Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters
    While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race. An...
  • Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance

    Obama rally: McCormick Place site to limit attendance
    Four years ago, Janesh Rahlan watched the Grant Park presidential election extravaganza play out on TV from the confines of his parent's Aurora home. "I did want to go, but my parents said that is not happening on a school night," said Rahlan, now 20 and...
  • Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants

    Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants
    Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship. Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...