Millions gathered in the Windy City for the NATO summit. But over in the "other Chicago" - the inner city, Latino and African American-majority neighborhoods, people are suffering.
Braving the elements, undocumented youth and Latino voters from acros Indiana came out to voice opposition to Mitt Romney's extreme immigration rhetoric.
This hearing ignored the grim reality of the U.S. immigration detention system, which is marked by abuse.
The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.
Security proceeded aggressively to rip the protesters' posters from their hands; Romney, meanwhile, hesitated for a moment, listening to the shouts.
Six undocumented students known as the Chicago Six returned to court after having been arrested during a protest against U.S. immigration policy.
The all-day event brought 18 representatives from nine federal departments for round-table discussions on many questions including immigration, jobs, education and entrepreneurship.
Driver said 209 made possible "resegregation of higher education" and a "new Jim Crow" in California.
The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.