Posts tagged "Jan Schakowsky"

Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested in immigration protest

Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested in immigration protest
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This Labor Day remember low-wage workers

This Labor Day remember low-wage workers
This Labor Day weekend, let’s consider people who make at or little more than minimum wage. Low-wage workers protested and went on strike at fast-food and retail businesses in Chicago and 50 cities across the country on Thursday. The main Chicago protest was held at the Rock N Roll McDonalds. Consider that if you make... Read more »

Images from the immigration rally in Chicago

Across the country Saturday there were marches in more than 80 cities for immigration reform and against Arizona’s new immigration law. The largest protest drew an estimated 60,000 in Los Angeles and more than 8,000 marched here in Chicago, according to official estimates. Among those supporting the marchers were U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents,... Read more »
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Sen. Durbin, former Gov. Edgar support immigration reform

Big names in Illinois politics are speaking out in favor of immigration reform Dick Durbin This Saturday Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin led a rally outside Teamster City in Chicago. He also wrote an op-ed  in the Chicago Tribune Friday supporting the DREAM Act, which would offer legalization to undocumented youth brought here by their parents.... Read more »

Interview with Rigo Padilla

Rigo Padilla was riding the Pink Line train when he got a phone call from his lawyer that immigration officials would allow him to stay in the United States. “I was hopeful this would happen. I tried to remain positive and just focus on school,” said Padilla shortly after he got the good news from... Read more »

Rigo Padilla could be deported in one week

In one week, Rigo Padilla could be deported back to Mexico. There are only a few ways it can be stopped. Immigration Customs and Enforcement can show mercy and give him a stay of deportation. Congress could pass a private bill to stop the deportation of this local young man. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) ... Read more »
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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 »