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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • Putting faith in search for rights

    Maria Alvarez and Jeanette Hernandez believe that no matter where they worship, where they work or how they got to America, the Roman Catholic Church calls on them to bear each other's burdens. To do her part, Hernandez, a parishioner at Our Lady of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Students rally for own future and immigrants'

    One of the things that has struck me most about the immigration reform rallies in Chicago and other cities has been the large number of students participating. During the big Chicago rally on March 10 that drew an estimated 100,000 marchers, hundreds...
  • She refuses to go silently

    From the start, Elvira Arellano knew she had to stay quiet. After illegally crossing the border from Mexico, she kept her head down. Even her bosses didn't know who she really was. Arellano sometimes thought she heard footsteps at night and awoke with...
  • Oberweis ads rile immigrant groups

    A pair of controversial new campaign ads from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis has enraged immigrant rights advocates, who contend the message decrying illegal immigration is racist and relies on misleading data. In the spots, which began...