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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Ald. Rey Colon found not guilty of drunken driving

    Ald. Rey Colon found not guilty of drunken driving
    Ald. Rey Colon was acquitted Monday of drunken driving, a development sure to make his re-election effort easier in the weeks ahead.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...