"I chose to get arrested during Holy Week because too many of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters are suffering."
Yanira Lopez Lucas and her children are among the Central American refugees who have made the dangerous journey across the border to escape violence and turmoil.
Efforts to bring some sanity and humanity into U.S. immigration policy are stalled in Congress and the courts.
The anti-deportation event marked a significant moment in coalition-building for immigrants' rights in Chicago.
There is no immediate possibility of getting a humane immigration reform bill through the Republican-controlled Congress.
If implemented, the executive order, issued by President Obama a year ago, would prevent families from being broken up.
This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration.
Among hundreds of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown were several providing new protections for immigrants and against racial profiling.
As negative coverage surrounding Trump's immigration policy paper continues to spill out, the New York Times lifts up a critical voice in the debate.
Immigrants cannot be "punished," except by a court via due process of law.