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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Protesters to renew call to move spring training

    Protesters to renew call to move spring training
    Protesters are planning to join together with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in a rally outside Wrigley Field on Friday. According to a press release, the group is calling on the Cubs to move the team's Spring training site...
  • Civil disobedience new tactic in immigration reform fight

    Civil disobedience new tactic in immigration reform fight
    Chanting "Illinois is not Arizona," local activists escalated their push for immigration reform Tuesday by trying to block the deportation of illegal immigrants from a federal detention center in suburban Broadview, the first of what they vowed would be a...
  • Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop

    Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop
    Claudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
  • Advocates ask for probe in McHenry traffic stops

    Immigrant advocates asked the federal government today to investigate findings that some McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies likely misclassified Hispanic drivers as white and under-reported the number of Hispanics they were stopping. The Illinois...
  • McHenry County sheriff's office denies racial profiling in traffic stops

    The McHenry County sheriff's office has acknowledged some deputies routinely labeled Hispanic drivers as white in their records of traffic stops, but departmental leaders deny officers profiled drivers by race. An internal inquiry was launched last...
  • Obama administration unveils immigration policy tweak

    Obama administration unveils immigration policy tweak
    Ana and Emeterio Nava found a sense of relief Friday in news that the Obama administration is preparing to make it possible for undocumented immigrants to apply for permanent residency without leaving the U.S. The Back of the Yards couple has been...
  • New prison for detained immigrants features salad bar, unarmed guards

    New prison for detained immigrants features salad bar, unarmed guards
    As prisons go, the detention center that opened in southern Texas last week may be a pleasant surprise for illegal immigrants and others awaiting possible deportation. Behind tall walls, the grassy compound offers inmates a salad bar, a library with...
  • Commission named for immigrant scholarship program

    Commission named for immigrant scholarship program
    Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college. The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
  • Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence

    JERUSALEM - The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and...
  • Student's deportation is stayed

    Reversing course, the Obama administration granted a one-year reprieve Thursday to Rigo Padilla, an undocumented college student whose months-long quest to avoid being kicked out of the country has fueled street rallies, an Internet campaign and growing...