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Illinois House to vote on state DREAM Act

The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.

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"Red School Bus" stops in Chicago

Classes at the school were on the "political time of day," capitalism, the labor movement, racism and immigration and LGBT rights.

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Immigrant students win in-state tuition battle

Four years ago, the legislature passed a similar bill but lacked enough votes to override Republican Gov. Jodi Rell's veto.

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Critics: Mandatory E-Verify comes at a serious price

The GOP in Congress is pushing new laws that would force employers to check the immigration status of new hires.

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Carlos Santana slams Georgia's anti-immigrant law

Immigrant rights activists say legendary guitarist Carlos Santana hit a home run during his speech at Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta, Georgia, May 15.

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"Tony and Janina": Film of love, deportation to tour Michigan

To give the immigration debate a "human face" is the goal of director Ruth Leitman in her new film "Tony and Janina's American Wedding."

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The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.

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Unions link arms with advocates for immigrant workers

The AFL-CIO signed groundbreaking partnership agreements with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Guestworkers Alliance.

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Obama puts immigration reform back on table

El Paso Mayor John Cook praised the president's speech as "right on," and added that a comprehensive approach beyond just enforcement makes most sense.

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Immigrant rights get a boost in Illinois

The Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, which would establish a state "Dream" commission to administer privately funded scholarships to as many as 95,000 students of immigrant parents.

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