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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed

    Town hall meeting on Crete immigrant detention center postponed
    A town hall meeting to discuss a proposed federal immigrant detention center in the south suburbs was called off today due to security concerns related to the NATO summit, officials said. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. postponed the meeting at the Crete-...
  • Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants

    Durbin, advocates praise Obama policy on young undocumented immigrants
    Local immigrant advocates today praised the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, though they remain hopeful that Congress will pass a comprehensive law providing a path to citizenship. Alaa Mukahhal, 25,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...