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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...