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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly

    Emanuel wants to make Chicago more immigrant-friendly
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals. The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
  • Massive turnout at Navy Pier for deportation protection

    Massive turnout at Navy Pier for deportation protection
    Thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up at Navy Pier Wednesday, applying for temporary protection from deportation. Launched by President Barack Obama through an executive order, the new and controversial "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals"...
  • Illegal immigrant driver's licenses bill sent to governor

    Illegal immigrant driver's licenses bill sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House today approved a measure to allow illegal immigrants to get temporary driver's licenses, sending it to a supportive Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The 65-46 vote came after a lengthy debate in which backers and foes laid...
  • Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate

    Illegal immigrant driver's license measure sails through Illinois Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air. The proposal, sponsored by...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Extreme Differences

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • Student activists pleased with Illinois DREAM Act passage

     
    When Illinois passed its own version of the DREAM Act in late May, a DePaul student group shared some of the credit in the successful lobbying effort....
  • Immigrant group calls for federal investigation of McHenry sheriff mislabeling

     
    Immigrant advocates asked the federal government Wednesday to investigate findings that some McHenry County Sheriff's deputies likely misclassified Hispanic drivers as white and under-reported the …...
  • Madigan not ruling out cuts to cities to balance state budget

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 8:15 p.m. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said today that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of cutting Chicago and other cities' share of income taxes as part of a state budget plan. The powerful......
  • Coalition to unveil proposed legislative map

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 9:40 p.m. The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations on Monday will propose new boundaries for state legislative districts aimed at increasing minority representation in Springfield. The group said its...
  • Latino groups split over Democrat map plan

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 3:40 p.m. A coalition of Latino groups that had worked together for more representation in the state legislature fragmented today at a state Senate hearing over the effects of a proposed Democratic redrawing of Illinois’......
  • Candidates for governor, U.S. Senate crisscross Chicago

     
    UPDATED at 9:44 p.m. with Kirk rally; posted by Jeff Coen, Monique Garcia, Ray Long and Oscar Avila at 6:10 p.m. With the Nov. 2 election rapidly approaching, the leading candidates in the tight races for governor and U.S. Senate......
  • Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under new proposal

     
    Immigration fees would increase by an average of 10% under a proposal announced Wednesday by U.S. officials. Some of the fee increases would include applications to replace permanent resident cards, which would increase from $290 to $365; applications for...