Posts tagged "Rahm Emanuel"

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform

Mayor Emanuel and Gov. Quinn rally for immigration reform
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke out in favor of immigration reform. They attended an immigration rally with religious and labor leaders Saturday at Union Park. “This is an issue for all Americans,” the governor said according to the Chicago Tribune. “This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue. This is an... Read more »

Cook County challenges federal immigration policy

Cook County challenges federal immigration policy
Politicians in Illinois are again at the forefront of the immigration debate. On Wednesday, the Cook County Board of Commissioners said it won’t pay to detain suspected undocumented immigrants. In a 10 to 5 vote it approved a measure to deny “detainer” requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Antonio... Read more »

@MayorEmanuel in Chicago, now in New York @ElBloombito Twitter parody

@MayorEmanuel in Chicago, now in New York @ElBloombito Twitter parody
Chicagoans are familiar with @MayorEmanuel, the parody Twitter feed created by my former Columbia College Chicago colleague Dan Sinker during the election campaign of our now Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Now a New York woman has created a Twitter account to make fun of how New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks Spanish. In a... Read more »
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Chicago's new Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports the DREAM Act

Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s new mayor. The mayor has made a move that should please many Latino voters. He appeared at a press conference Friday with immigration advocates from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights who support the DREAM Act. This is federal legislation that would help undocumented youth who came before the... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel wins but Latino candidates garnered more votes than African-American candidate

Rahm Emanuel So it’s Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. I had hoped we’d see a runoff so voters could get a closer look at the top two candidates. But Chicagoans have voted. What I find most interesting is the turnout. What fascinates me is that both Latino candidates, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle, garnered more votes... Read more »