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.
Criminalizing undocumented immigrants might make good politics, especially for Republicans supported by the tea party movement, but it would cripple the state's economy.
Did you know Southeast Michigan is home to 365,000 foreign-born residents, the second largest foreign-born population in the Great Lakes region? Well, it's a big plus for this hard-hit region, experts say.
Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.
America's 50 million Latinos have become a political and economic force to be reckoned with, especially when they join with immigrants rights groups and labor.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a 1,000-strong rally here Monday, spurred by an incident in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in SUVs surrounded an elementary school.
For the people who live in boder towns, some with roots going back for generations, these tiny communities are home to growing hunger and poverty.
ICE plans to promote a lighter image through a new "community outreach program," but immigrant and community activists are not convinced.
Like a scene from a bad movie, agents from the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, driving six large tinted-glass SUVs, surrounded an elementary school here March 31.
Hundreds of thousands will join nationwide actions on April 4 under the banner "We Are One" to fight for all working people.