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Chicago Church Providing Sanctuary to Another Undocumented Mexican Immigrant

A week after winning the suspension of a deportation order for an undocumented mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Chicago provided sanctuary for another Mexican immigrant. continue reading »

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga presents "Words with Gods" at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, a film created to spark among the public "a critical and respectful dialogue on the meaning of religion and God or gods." continue reading »

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican-American Tonantzin Carmona, 24, has assumed the management of the Office of New Americans at Chicago City Hall, which provides needed aid to immigrants and will coordinate shelter in this city for 1,000 undocumented Central American children. continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together on Immigration, Border Spending, Children and DREAMers continue reading »

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The Chicago municipal government has begun working with humanitarian organizations to outfit shelters in the Windy City where 1,000 Central American child migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border unaccompanied will be housed and cared for. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

The city of Chicago has offered temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented Central American children who crossed the southern border to enter the country over the past few months, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Youth with an avid interest in the arts were selected from the Rosemont community, located 20-miles outside of Chicago, to participate in a unique project promoting the ancient art of muralism continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) issued a "final call" to his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration reform this month or see President Barack Obama act by executive order to resolve the problem of undocumented migrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Chicago’s 7th Annual Alcyone Festival Set to Feature Play by Mexico’s Sabina Berman

Chicago’s 7th Annual Alcyone Festival Set to Feature Play by Mexico’s Sabina Berman

Chicago’s Halycon Theatre will feature the work of Sabina Berman, the award-winning Mexican playwright amongst others at its 7th Annual Alcyone Festival. continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take. continue reading »

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American former Chicago Alderman, Ambrosio Medrano, was just sentenced to 10 ½ years in prison for corruption; this being his second corruption conviction – putting him on the record books. continue reading »

Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Mexican immigrant Alejandro Almanza, who has lived in the United States for 13 years, on Tuesday became the first undocumented person in Illinois to initiate the process of obtaining a temporary driver's license. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), in his prepared opening statement, said that rather than attack the President and accuse him of not faithfully enforcing laws, the time of the Judiciary Committee continue reading »

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Activist groups in Chicago are preparing to participate on Dec. 12 in a National Action Day to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations and the separation of immigrant families. continue reading »

Coming Soon: Mariachi Music Programs in Chicago Public Schools

Coming Soon: Mariachi Music Programs in Chicago Public Schools

Thanks to the passion of one man and the efforts of his Mariachi Heritage Foundation, mariachi music education programs will soon become a reality in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). continue reading »