Posts tagged "DUI"

Chicago City Council passes resolution in favor of immigrants

The Chicago City Council passed a resolution Wednesday in support of the DREAM Act and against the planned deportation of a local college student Rigo Padilla, who I’ve written blog posts about before. The vote was 49 to 1 with only Ald. James Balcer voting against it. Now this is largely a symbolic measure as... Read more »

Stop the deportation of Rigo Padilla

In a little over a month Rigo Padilla faces deportation. He is a college student who made a mistake – drinking and driving. I wrote a blog post and interviewed Padilla in August. This morning a group of immigrant rights activists including Ald. George Cardenas and Ricardo Estrada, executive director of the Erie Neighborhood House,... Read more »

A few beers and now this student faces deportation

The Obama Administration is blindly enforcing immigration laws that would end in the deportation of  promising college students and recent graduates whose parents brought them to the United States as children.   Rigo Padilla moved from Mexico to Chicago when he was 6 years old. He is now 21, a student at the University of... Read more »