Posts tagged "Gov. Pat Quinn"

Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa

Lost in Detention: Illinois immigrants in documentary by Maria Hinojosa
Last night I watched the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Lost in Detention” an investigation reported by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University’s School of Communication. Everybody should watch this to gain a fuller understanding of President Obama’s immigration enforcement policy. More than one million undocumented immigrants have been... Read more »

Illinois supports pro-immigrant initiatives

States across the nation are proposing anti-immigration legislation. But Illinois went against the grain this week and put forth two pro-immigration initiatives. Gov. Pat Quinn Gov. Pat Quinn sent a letter to Homeland Security to withdraw the state from a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities, and the state Senate passed a version of the... Read more »

State cuts threaten immigrant services in Illinois

Community groups that work with immigrants in Chicago and throughout Illinois are worried that under the current budget their funding will be slashed and that they may have to cut programs and lay off staffers. “I have some staff that I can’t even tell them they’ll be employed after the 1st of July,” said Abel... Read more »
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