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27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who faces deportation will be in the gallery Tuesday night when U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. 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 »

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a measure that will allow driver's licenses to be issued to some 250,000 undomumented immigrants. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Today at 2:30m CST Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into the law three-year driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Mexican Man Brings Fresh Juice Concept to Chicago Commuters

Mexican Man Brings Fresh Juice Concept to Chicago Commuters

The Mexican Jose Torres arrived in the United States undocumented and unable to speak English, but after 15 years he is an outstanding student, works in the Chicago Archdiocese and is getting ready to open a second store for selling juices and natural foods in another of the city's train stations. continue reading »

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds of people braved Chicago's cold winter weather Monday to go into the streets to demand of Barack Obama, on the day of the president's second inauguration, that he immediately decree a moratorium on deportations. continue reading »

Chicago Police Seize Over 400 Guns in First Three Weeks of the Year

Chicago Police Seize Over 400 Guns in First Three Weeks of the Year

Today, Chicago Police announced nearly 450 deadly firearms have been taken off the streets to date. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

On January 21st, Inauguration day and Martin Luther King Day, families of those recently targeted in immigration raids are calling for a March and rally for a moratorium on deportations in Chicago. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez will speak at an event on Saturday, January 19 at the Organization of American States in Washington as part of the Latino Inaugural 2013 activities. The Congressman will deliver an address about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013 continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Chicagoan Arrested for 3 Felonies - Including Cruelty to Exes Cat

Latino Blotter: Chicagoan Arrested for 3 Felonies - Including Cruelty to Exes Cat

On January 14, 2013 offender Miguel Vazquez kicked open the front door to the victim's (his ex-girlfriend) residence/apartment located in the 4200 block of N Kenmore. Without permission, Vazquez entered the residence and proceeded to damage the victim's property. continue reading »