Nestled in a small strip mall here in the shadow of Midway Airport sits Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski's office. It was to that office immigration activists delivered a birthday cake recently.
The Republican leadership in the House has been threatening to use parliamentary tricks to stop a reform bill even if it has majority support.
The first priority is to pressure Republicans to support legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants.
In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.
"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."