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Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

In immigration news, undocumented immigrant advocate from Chicago Rev. Joe Landaverde faces jail time for disrupting congressional hearings on immigration, when he called Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano "devil" for having record number of deportations. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez To Introduce Junk Gun Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

Rep. Gutierrez To Introduce Junk Gun Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) will introduce legislation to curb the sale and trafficking of junk guns, the cheap handguns, sometimes known as "Saturday Night Specials" responsible for a huge percentage of the deaths and injuries in Chicago and around the nation continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

"We are having a much more realistic and fruitful conversation about employment verification because Republicans are back at the table willing to talk sensibly about how to move forward." continue reading »

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

Families affected by deportations and pro-immigrant advocates are launching a national mobilization demand immigration reform pass in Congres. The organizers will launch out of Chicago. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Reportedly Headlining All-Star Soccer Group in Chicago

Lionel Messi Reportedly Headlining All-Star Soccer Group in Chicago

Several Chicago publications, including Crain’s Chicago Business that broke the story, are indicating soccer super-star could be in the Windy City on July 6 to headline an all-star group of players. continue reading »

Chicago Local Theatrical Treasure ‘Halcyon’ to Honor Henry Godinez in Its ‘Night of Flight’

Chicago Local Theatrical Treasure ‘Halcyon’ to Honor Henry Godinez in Its ‘Night of Flight’

Chicago’s local theatrical treasure, Halcyon, is planning on honoring Henry Godinez at its ‘Night of Flight’ celebration. continue reading »

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

Buddha Sculptures Arrive in Chicago’s Latino Neighborhoods Promoting Peace

This month residents in Chicago’s Hispanic communities will notice Buddha sculptures emerging in various locations throughout the neighborhoods. continue reading »

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

A woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she allegedly sold fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

The second highest-ranking leader nationwide of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison after being convicted at trial in 2011 of racketeering conspiracy (RICO) and related charges continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Jim Avila Will be ABC/Univision New White House Correspondent

Jim Avila Will be ABC/Univision New White House Correspondent

Former Chicago anchor, Jim Avila, has just been named ABC/Univision News White House correspondent. continue reading »

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in his first hearing since rejoining the House Judiciary Committee and the topic was right up his alley: America's Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration. Gutierrez said the fact that the first hearing of the full Judiciary Committee was on immigration was a sign that the Republicans are changing their tune on the issue continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Our current immigration laws are a disaster. Today, over 11 million immigrants live in the United States without the full protection of our legal system or a framework that would provide them with a path to participate in our democracy. The time is now for real immigration reform that keeps families together, protects immigrants from violence and discrimination, and provides immigrants who are living in America and contributing to our society a pathway to citizenship. continue reading »