Tag: Rep. Luis Gutierrez

A judge's decision dashes an immigrant's hope for deportation reprieve

A judge's decision dashes an immigrant's hope for deportation reprieve
A Chicago judge denied an immigration prosecutor’s request last week for an “administrative closure” of a deportation proceeding against Sebastian Pineda, a Mexican immigrant whose case was chronicled by The Chicago Reporter in August. The decision threw a wrench into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s stuttering effort to carry out a 2011 directive by... Read more »

Undocumented Life: Making Chicago the most "immigrant friendly" city

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to make Chicago one of the most “immigrant friendly” cities in the country. To achieve that goal, Emanuel opened the Office of New Americans in City Hall to help legal residents become U.S. Citizens. And a month ago, he joined forces with a former political foe  U.S. Rep. Luis... Read more »

Video: Immigrants flock to Navy Pier in pursuit of a dream

Thousands of undocumented young people gathered at Chicago’s Navy Pier and beyond for what many called a historic day. They were all waiting to inch a bit closer to the American Dream. Wednesday was the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a temporary protected status for undocumented young people who would otherwise... Read more »

Undocumented Life: A birthday celebration for a Little Village church that mixes immigration activism and faith

Salvadorean Father Jose Landaverde who founded the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Little Village, prepares to speak at the press conference which is celebrating its 5th anniversary helping the community fight injustices.
In the heart of Little Village, there’s a small, hardly noticeable, church. Since it opened five years ago, this congregation has become a well-known beacon of activism for the rights of undocumented immigrants. On any given day, there are several parishioners working on campaigns. There are families fighting deportation orders, workers trying to recover lost wages and... Read more »